With inflation lurking, markets tanking, the world imploding and markets waiting nervously for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to put his foot in his mouth in front of the Senate today, I will make my way to the news about US Airways ( LCC) putting advertisements on its barf bags. (Editor's note: To access some of these stories, registration or a subscription may be required. Please check the individual links for the site's policy.)But while on the subject of nausea, let's talk about that Bernanke dude. Like an old married couple talking over each other, Bernanke and the financial markets can't seem to get in sync. The major problem, of course, is that Bernanke and the markets only recently got married, which means that they should still be in the throes of a honeymoon period. Can Bernanke start to fix things today? And will the markets give him the benefit of the doubt? One problem, The Washington Post points out this morning in " Misreading His Lips," is that Bernanke is tied in a nasty knot. He must appear tough on inflation, yet flexible enough to respond to an economy that is not easy to peg. One economist points out that Bernanke was a teacher coming into this new gig, which means he will adjust to what he students need to know and when (like, uh, maybe not making off-the-cuff remarks to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo at Washington dinners). That same economist points out what is increasingly terrifying me about Bernanke: He has little experience in markets. That's a little like signing a relief pitcher who has no experience in baseball. Anyhow, the larger hope that the article touches upon is that for all of the public's complaints about the convoluted way Alan Greenspan spoke, the markets came to understand his lingo perfectly. And with Bernanke, there has been a lot of confusion on how he talks about the long and short term. Specifically, when he has spoken about how the Fed might "pause" in raising rates "at some point in the future," he is not, like Greenspan, giving a gift-wrapped hint about the short term. He is talking, instead, about avoiding any robotic course of action in an economy that seems to be changing by the day. As you listen to him today, keep that in mind. And while we are on the subject of inflation, let's stick with The Washington Post for a good initial look at the possible effects of inflation -- or the fear of inflation -- in China, where red-hot growth makes it something to think about.