Explicit language

Vocabulary to Impress

Do you find yourself spending hours of your weekend reading the dictionary to learn new words? Do you feel a need to expand your vocabulary to impress others at work, parties, or cultish ceremonies? If so, we have some words and usage tips that are sure to improve your persona. We’ll talk about a few […]

New York Newspaper No Longer To Use Four Letter Words

In a landmark blow for linguistic and orthographic equality, a famous New York newspaper has made the decision to eliminate all words of four letters. “For a long time now,” says director of publicity and propaganda Bob Brzezinszki, “we have illegitimately discriminated against a small group of four letter words, to the point of excluding […]

Writing Fiction with Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Internals of a house, showing floor truss, drain pipe, and spider webs.

This story will introduce the reader to writing fiction with gender-neutral pronouns. If you haven’t already, please read our companion article, Proper Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns. The Architect’s House Once upon a time, there was an architect named Sal.1 Sal designed his/her own house, all by his/her self, since he/she had a degree in the […]

Ten Things Your Plumber Won’t Tell You

Our Best Issue Yet! After reading our articles on Ten Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You and Ten Things Your Dentist Won’t Tell You, hundreds of readers have requested that we write one on plumbers, whom they also find all too reticent. So, here we have all ten things your plumber won’t tell you: . […]

Have a Desert for Dessert

Desserts in the Desert

A Desert for Dessert? A common spelling mistake in the English language is to confuse the spelling of dessert with that of desert, and desert with that of dessert. For example, I once had a manufactured appliance whose label called it The Great American Desert Machine. I never could get that thing to make any […]

The Battle of El-Teb

Ye sons of Great Britain, I think no shame To write in praise of brave General Graham! Whose name will be handed down to posterity without any stigma, Because, at the battle of El-Teb, he defeated Osman Digna. With an army about five thousand strong, To El-Teb, in the year 1884, he marched along, And […]

Buy Our Free Guide to Publishing Your Own Poetry!

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Normally we at The Flying News don’t sell things, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for us to make lots and lots of money! If you buy our free guide to publishing your own poetry, entitled The Flying News Guide To Publishing Your Own Poetry, you’ll get great advice for publishing your own poetry, just […]

Anatomy of the Doughnut

Since doughnuts are such an important topic of conversation in contemporary society, it is of great importance for all of us to refer to the doughnut’s parts, vital and otherwise, with accurate terminology. If, for example, you were to incautiously refer to the doughnut’s concavitas medialis as its ‘hole’, you would undoubtedly fail to impress. […]

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