Tag Archives: WTF?

And now for something more lighthearted…

[Originally posted as “Sometimes, he looks at fan art and has conniptions.”] This art rant is brought to you by Too Much Caffeine and by the letters W, T, and F.   However, no actual conniptions were had. I did something … Continue reading

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‘Only humans are people’ and other BS

[typed 9:30-ish in morning of Dec. 13, 2021] The topics WordPress thought I would be interested in today: inspiration, dogs, Red Sox. *shakes head* It would be just one more small collection of nonsense, such as when WordPress thinks I … Continue reading

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An observation…

Have you noticed that many online “writing experts” who don’t use correct/standard grammar and punctuation in their own articles/blog posts/”advice to writers that want to write good” also insist that real people don’t use correct/standard grammar in speech? That’s why, … Continue reading

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Writing/Editing Advice for the Day

Don’t consult an editor who uses the word literally to mean not literally. I just read a blog post in which the blogger, someone who feels he has ‘found his niche’ as a giver of ‘expert’ advice on writing/publishing, tells … Continue reading

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(forget)

[I couldn’t come up with an actual title for this post, so you’ll have to be content with the working title/label I used originally.] …So there was a blog post a while back, and although it contained some stuff certainly … Continue reading

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Copyright “Trivia” and Stupid People

Apparently it’s a little-known fact that no one does or can own commonplace words that have been in common use for centuries… My sister-in-law has been doing artistic stuff with branch heraldry for the Society for Creative Anachronism, and then … Continue reading

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Sometimes, real life sucks because of COVID deniers.

Follow-up to what I blogged about on the 6th about my twin being told not to tell anyone where he works that he had — past tense, had it but now doesn’t — COVID-19: He got his yearly job performance … Continue reading

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Another well-reasoned tirade AGAINST ‘Thou Shalt Not Use Adverbs!’

This is an old (from 2017!) tirade against the anti-adverb nonsense so common in “internet wisdom” on writing, and I’d somehow forgotten to share it before, so…  The most common argument I’ve seen against the use of adverbs (*) amounts … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

Someone read this post a couple of weeks ago and apparently took great offense at the phrase ‘passing for human.’ Said it was racist and ableist… I understand how it could be either/both of those things, in a totally different … Continue reading

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Sometimes, just for the hell of it, he makes fun of spammers.

Yeah, I was bored, and there were all these funny/bizarre spam comments left on my blog… (Necessary disclaimer, ’cause some people choose to be idjits: No, I’m not making fun of people whose grammar is less than perfect; I don’t … Continue reading

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