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Think about this, folks…

Not to mention how using the word in such a way diminishes the original, real meaning, turning it into a mere synonym for ‘person who has strong views I don’t agree with.’ Advertisements

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A birthday both real and ficitonal, plus mini-rants about science and grammar.

Birthday: Y’know how I always say something about birthdays of my “imaginary friends”? Well, tomorrow (June 1) is Hrothgar Tebrey’s birthday. Also his author’s birthday, although obviously they weren’t born in the same year. Or on the same planet. Science … Continue reading

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link: “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”

You may want to save it for after you read today’s “Writing Glitch” post, giving your brain a moment to warm up, so to speak, but here’s a mild-mannered and scholarly (but not too scholarly or too mild-mannered) rant against … Continue reading

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“Grammer Dont Matter”?

(This post could have been titled “Sometimes, he has to tell someone off for being deliberately, unspeakably stupid.”) Warning: contains metaphors, sarcasm, and cussing. Also contains logic. Read at your own risk. I find it both disheartening and immensely annoying … Continue reading

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A Superpower With No Off-Switch

In the past few months, I’ve tried to read a few dozen novels. Most of those novels contained so many errors that I stopped reading.¬†Aside from one I read because the author asked me to,¬†the furthest I made it through … Continue reading

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How ONLY Can Change a Sentence

Today, while preparing the next batch of “Writing Glitch” posts, I was reminded of a topic I’ve been wanting to address for a while: the placement of the word only in a sentence and how that placement affects (not effects, … Continue reading

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The order of adjectives

Someone asked me for more information about the order in which to write adjectives… This is why you’d describe the thing on your Aunt Eliza’s head as a weird old purple woolen hat. What about her cardigan, though? Ah, that’s … Continue reading

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