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'And you say you check your e-mail on average three or four hundred times a day?'
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'Whatever you do, don't offer an extended warranty on that nose-hair trimmer.'
Tags:yeti, bigfoot, big foot, hair, hairs, trimmer, trimmers, trim, trims, trimmed, trimming, nose hair, nose, noses, nose hair trimmer, cut, cutter, cuts, cutting, warranty, extended warranty, hazard, hazards, risk, risky, losing money, loss of money, overuse, overused, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
"And may we continue to be worthy of consuming a disproportionate share of this planet's resources."
Tags:consumer, consumers, consumption, carrying capacity, resources, resource, earth, save the planet, saving the planet, greed, greedy, planet's resource, american, americans, environmentalist, environmentalists, selfish, selfishness, worthy, unworthy, pray, prays, praying, prayer, prayers, hope, hopes, over-consume, over-consuming, overconsume, overconsuming, overuse, overusing, guilt, guilty, guilt-inducing
"Don't forget to take a handful of our complimentary antibiotics on your way out."
Tags:antibiotics, antibody, antibodies, overprescribe, overprescription, pharmaceutical, pharmaceuticals, big pharma, pharmaceutical company, pharmaceutical companies, drug company, drug companies, overuse, overusing, antibiotic resistant, antibiotic resistance, handout, handouts, handing out, prescription, prescriptions, doctor, doctors, money motive, profit motive, american medicine
"I fear there are only so many bamboo metaphors the average reader can tolerate."
Tags:interview, interviews, interviewer, interviewee, interview skills, interview skill, get hired, hired, hiree, hiring, hires, new hire, new hires, panda, pandas, talking animal, talking animals, job, jobs, new job, new jobs, working world, work, world of work, editorial, editor, editors, censor, censorship, metaphor, metaphors, puns, pun, overused, overuse, over used, over use, bamboo, bamboo joke, panda, pandas, cute, cute animals, manuscript, manuscripts, agent, agents, rejection, reject, rejected, book, books, bookish, book worm, book worms
'What's wrong? Have you got laryngitis?'
"All I said was that for health and safety reasons they'd have to leave their phones switched off!"
Tags:health and safety, health & safety, h&s, safety inspector, safety inspectors, safety officer, safety officers, safety regulation, safety regulations, workplace hazards, work hazards, work-related injury, work related injury, work-related injuries, work related injuries, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, phone, phones, overuse, addiction, addictions, addict, addicts
"I know you lost your phone, and you feel like you can't survive without it, but you'll live."
"Someone went through my car!"
"Its's a beautiful day. Why don't you play outside?"
Cell Phone Pileup
Tags:pileup, pileups, cell, cells, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones, overuse, over-use, addiction, addictions, addict, addicts, distraction, distractions, health and safety, health & safety, dependence syndrome, dependence syndromes, modern life, pedestrian, pedestrians
Tags:neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors, social media, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, overuse, social skill, social skills, socialise, socialising, modern life, modern lifestyle, modern lifestyles, community spirit, community, communities
"Everyone's complaining about the food, the orders are all mixed up...what's going on back here, anyway?"
Tags:cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, phone, phones, overuse, dependency, dependencies, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, distraction, distractions, distracted, distracting, over-use, food order, food orders, menu, menus, customer, customers, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining, chef, chefs, cook, cooks, kitchen, kitchens
Tags:internet, online, laptop, laptops, addiction, addictions, overuse, dependency, dependencies, social media, social network, social networks, social networking, modern childhood, modern childhoods, youth culture, teen culture, internet addiction, online addiction, internet overuse, computer overuse, screen time, screen-time, shackle, shackles, modern life
"I'm asking you to write your name on the board. Surely you don't need your smart phone to help you spell your name!"
Tags:smartphone, smartphones, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, spelling, spellings, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, overuse, dependency, online, internet, modern childhood, modern childhoods, school, schools, classroom, classrooms, teacher, teachers, student, students, pupil, pupils
"The F.D.A. is nuts about it."
Tags:fda, f.d.a., food and drug administration, pharmacy, pharmacies, pharmaceutical, pharmaceuticals, big pharma, pharmaceutical company, pharmaceutical companies, product, products, recommendation, recommendations, recommend, recommends, recommending, pharmacist, pharmacists, prescription, prescriptions, medication, medications, overuse, overused, over-prescribed, over-prescription
"Are you on NapChat again?"
Tags:chat, cat, cats, app, apps, smartphone, smartphones, cellphone, cellphones, cell, cells, mobile, mobiles, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, overuse, over-use, cat owner, cat owners, feline, felines, gadget, gadgets, social media, social network, social networks, social networking, catnap, catnaps, cat nap, cat naps
Tags:sonogram, sonograms, ultrasound, ultrasounds, scan, scans, pregnancy, pregnancies, expecting, expectant, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, childbirth, childbirths, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, overuse, addiction, addictions, over-use, in utero, modern childhood, modern childhoods, youth culture
Survey result: the average American can identify fewer than ten plants.
Tags:pesticide, pesticides, pesticide use, overuse, overusing, overused, plant, plants, plant life, botanist, botanists, biology, biologist, biologists, biology teacher, biology teachers, environment, destruction, environmental destruction, garden, gardening, lawn, poison, nature, natural world, ignorance, pollution, biosphere, nature, live in harmony, living in harmony
"I've grown numb to exclamation points."
Tags:punctuation, punctuate, punctuating, punctuated, exclamation, exclamation point, exclamation points, exclamation mark, exclamation marks, numb, numbed, numbness, numbing, internet, www, website, websites, grammar nazi, grammar nazis, grammar, grammar police, online, leet speak, lingo, jargon, culture, internet culture, pop culture, overuse, overused, over use, over used, social media, social, marriage, married life, modern, modern life, modern world, geek, geeks, geeky
Free at last from all forms of electronic and digital interconnectedness!
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"Why didn't the Fairy Godmother use her cell phone to remind Cinderella it's getting late?"
Tags:cinderella, fairy godmother, fairy godmothers, fairy, fairies, bedtime story, bedtime stories, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy-tale, fairy-tales, fairy story, fairy stories, kid, kids, modern life, magic spell, magic spells, technology dependency, technical dependency, dependency, dependencies, overuse, addiction, addictions, addict, addicts, modern life, modern lifestyle