Tag Archives: WTF?

Of straw men, lawn gnomes, and reality.

Straw man: (noun) An intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument. (Did you get that? It’ll be on the test later.) I keep running into variations on this particular … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1075

Today’s glitch: Um… You do know Walt died in 1966, right? My brain hurts now… Nevertheless, I’ll make an effort to force some sense into this example. Because it is used as a compound adjective (modifying contract), one-year should be hyphenated. … Continue reading

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Tirade Redux

The first part of this is copied from an older post (which you can find here). Sorry, but I’m going to have to use figurative language in this one (which is sort of important to a point I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1061

Today’s glitch: *sigh* Why do I even bother? Idjits gonna idjit… Nevertheless, I’ll say something because I can’t not say something. Yes, when referring to basic biology/genetics, women do have two X chromosomes for the twenty-third pair, and men have … Continue reading

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Free advice to those who would be Wielders of the Red Pen

It has been a while since I last said this, but now I feel the need to say it again: Anyone who asks for hundreds of dollars (or more) in payment for services such as copyediting or beta reading (???) … Continue reading

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“Finder” can no longer be found here… but I’ll still talk about it. A LOT.

(I did mention that I don’t do April Fools’ Day, right? Yeah. So everything in this post is as real as anything in a post on any other day. There will be sarcasm and such, but I won’t lie to … Continue reading

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(idjits and the ban hammer)

Another rambling-ish, ranting-ish (eep! Weaver expressing how he feels about something! is that even allowed?) blog post that I’m sharing now because someone expressed an interest: I have decided that I am entirely done with attempting to explain to (usually … Continue reading

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