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  • Ice Chip #397

    Millions of people read hundreds of comic strips in newspapers around the world. The Born Loser created by Art and Chip Sansom had a classic example of a “(K)notty Word” in Action.

    Here is the dialog from that strip:

    Chief, I want you to know there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you!

    Say no more, Thornapple–I already know….after all, that’s exactly what you’ve been doing for me for years!

    What a great demonstration of the articulatory confusion that occurs when a not” is attached to a host word like “would”.

    I know it is just a cartoon script, yet you hear word usage like this in conversations you hear daily.

    Raise your awareness and listen for examples.  AND Think how you would re-frame the message.

    Empowering Regards,


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