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An Unbelievable Email


I received the following email. There just is no way this is real.

I am Mr.Donald Trump the president of the united states of america and I am written to inform you about your Bank Check Draft brought by United Embassy from the government of Benin Republic to the white house Washington DC and has been mandated
to be deliver to your home address on Friday, being June 02, 2017 as soon as you get back to me with your below information.

Receiver's Name_______________
Address: ________________
City _______________
Country: ____________
Next Of Kin_____________
Phone Number: _____________
Age_____________
Nationality_____________
Text Question And Answer___________
Attach Copy Of Your ID _____________
  
You check is containing the sum of $60 million USD.
Here is my number.(253)336_8597) and (202) 852-3953) E-mails is
(mrdonaldtrumpthepresident@gmail.com) OR (mrdonaldtrumpthepresident@yahoo.com) you can call me or send me an sms, but i prefer sms because I'm always busy in the white house and i can't be able to pick calls all the time.
 
I will be waiting to hear from you immediately, thanks and God bless you.
 
Sincerely
Mr.Donald Trump
The president

How unreal can this be? There are too many ways to count. It boggles my mind.

The email address is phony; Trump wouldn’t use a gmail or yahoo email address. The capitalization errors are numerous. There has been no news that the president has had anything to do with the African nation Benin in his 100-plus days in office.

I actually want to call the phone numbers but am afraid to.

Please, please, please, nobody believe this.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

June 1, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are You a Citizen, Resident, Subject, National or Native?


So many ways to describe you relative to where you live. Love that English language.

You can be more than one. You could be a citizen and a native, or a citizen and a native or a subject, or a resident and a national, or a citizen and subject and resident, etc.

Citizen — One who enjoys complete civil rights of a nation, whether by being born or naturalized there.

Resident — One who lives in a particular city or state.

Subject — One who lives in a monarchy.

National — One who lives outside the country of which he/she is a citizen/subject (also a Washington DC baseball player, but that’s not important right now).

Native — One who is born in a particular place.

Choose your IDs!

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

 

May 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will You Get Drunk on “Whiskey” or “Whisky” This Holiday Season?


I have returned from a week in Washington DC ready to use more right words.

Although I visited DC, I actually stayed outside the city, in National Harbor, Md. Near my condo was a tasting room, announcing it had “whiskies and wines” available.

I stayed away for several reasons. One, I don’t drink. Two, I don’t have the money to spend on something I don’t do. Three, the word whiskies was misspelled, and I believe that one spelling mistake damages your credibility. If you misspell a word on a résumé, its destination is File 13. So why would I want to patronize an establishment that doesn’t know how to spell what it serves?

The correct word is whiskey. Its plural is whiskeys. Sometimes, you might see whisky. That is only to be used with “scotch.”

When you drink, drink responsibly. When you spell, spell correctly.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

December 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “Capitol” is in the “Capital”


I’m heading to Washington DC next month. It will be the first time I set foot there in 31 years, when Jimmy Carter was president.

Obviously, plenty has changed since then, but one thing that hasn’t is the use of capitol and capital.

The capital is the city where a government is located. That’s not the word I see misused. People don’t  always seem to realize that the capitol is the actual building. In our country’s case,  it’s the building where the legislative branch meets.

Remember, it’s at Capitol Hill, not Capital Hill.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

November 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment