From The Lighter Side

Humourous articles and classic jokes

20 uniquely Canadian words

Here are 20 uniquely Canadian words – a list By George found that is currently circulating on social media. Angishore. A Newfoundland insult meaning someone who’s too lazy to go fishing. The word is thought to be a variation of “hang-ashore,” hence its pejorative use, although some dictionaries define it as meaning someone who’s simply weak and sickly. Beau cave. French Quebecois slang meaning “total idiot.” If you get called this, you’ve really irked somebody. Bender. A bad hockey player — one whose skates are so badly tied that his ankles bend. Bushed. A west coast description of someone who’s been in the…

Memes featuring Ontario politics

Following up on our political memes from earlier this week to celebrate the return of MPs to Parliament, the unpopularity of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has proven a delight for those politicos who enjoy swapping memes and jokes. With an election looming in June 2018, there has been a bevy of memes featuring Ontario politics. And guess who just can’t wynne…   (ed. – You can right click and save these memes to reshare them on your Facebook, Twitter or other favourite social media platform.) Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and…

Humourous memes re PM Trudeau

Over the past few months there has been many humourous memes piquing the PM’s missteps and gaffes. On this the opening day of the 2018 Winter Session of Parliament, here are a half dozen of the more creative memes that caught the attention of the editors at By George.         You can right click on the image and save to reshare into your favourite social media platform… Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.    

Sideways quips on politics

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. – Winston Churchill Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else. – Frederic Bastiat I don’t make jokes. I just watch the…

Will Rogers on politics

  Liberty don’t work near as good in practice as it does in speeches. Nobody wants his cause near as bad as he wants to talk about his cause. Common sense is not an issue in politics; it’s an affliction. If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there. If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around. Last year we said. “Things can’t go on like this,” and they didn’t, they got worse. People’s minds are changed through observation…

A Well-Planned Retirement

Outside England ‘s Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. The fees for cars ($1.40), for buses (about $7). For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant….. Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn’t show up; so the zoo management called the city council and asked it to send them another parking agent. The council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the zoo’s own responsibility. The zoo advised the council that the attendant was a city employee.…

25 Favourite Christmas Puns

What did Adam say the day before Christmas? – It’s Christmas, Eve! What is a typical elf greeting? – “Small world, isn’t it?” You better get spruced up if you’re going to sell Christmas trees. Some children call him Santa Caus since there is Noel. How do Santa and Mrs. Claus travel? – On an icicle built for two. What do Christmas trees and bad knitters have in common? – They both drop their needles. If a reindeer lost its tail, where could he get a new one? – At a retail store. What do you call a reindeer who…

Humourous Christmas Quotes

Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home. — Carol Nelson Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven. — W. C. Fields Did you ever notice that life seems to follow certain patterns? Like I noticed that every year around this time, I hear Christmas music. — Tom Sims Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and…

Elf-on-the-Shelf (Ho-Oh-No) Memes

By George Journal brings you some rather non-traditional memes feature that ever-annoying Elf-on-the-Shelf. . (ed. – Apologies to all Elf-on-the-Shelf admirers.)  Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.  

Gift-receiving – the pessimist and the optimist

. A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom and gloom pessimist. Just to see what would happen, on Christmas Eve the twins’ father loaded the pessimist’s room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist’s room he loaded with horse manure. Christmas morning the father passed by the pessimist’s room and…