Sex work survivor or dirty politicking?

I just read this article, and for the most part understand and agree with the sentiments; though responding to it, which at first I was hesitant to do, there are a few issues that bother me: SEX WORK SURVIVOR OR DIRTY POLITICKING?. In the uphill battle against abolitionists (you know, those anti-trafficking industry folks) and their fight to get rid of sex work, there is … Continue reading Sex work survivor or dirty politicking?

Blogging about HOMOphones in the English language…

I guess there are two things I have the grateful for: 1) the people I work with and for are intelligent, 2) they are the opposite of homophobic. Another blogger wasn’t so lucky; apparently, in an All-American ridiculous (or riddikulus, ’cause maybe there was a boggart at play here) story a social media specialist was fired because his boss his an idiot. Now normally there … Continue reading Blogging about HOMOphones in the English language…

Betrayal of the semicolon… a dull, serrated, knife forced through my heart

Today Eusebius McKaiser talked on Power FM about grammar, and had some specific talk about punctuation. Unfortunately I couldn’t tune in, being at the office and having to be all productive; twitter, however, allowed me to at least follow the topic somewhat… Then the semicolon came up, the most dreaded and underrated punctuation mark of them all. Would anyone miss the semi-colon if we never … Continue reading Betrayal of the semicolon… a dull, serrated, knife forced through my heart

Breaking news! US Government shuts down – an embattled regime loses control

Today the United States Government shut down. When first saw it on the In the news list on Wikipedia, I thought some editor had mistaken april and october and decided to post a hoax; I was wrong… the US Government has shut down. Of course, when I started checking online, there were plenty of reports; though, it struck me that the language was markedly different … Continue reading Breaking news! US Government shuts down – an embattled regime loses control

“Literally” speaking…

Thanks in part to the overuse of “literally,” Merriam-Webster says the word can now mean its exact opposite. Huh? – Dana Coleman. Salon.com I remember an episode of How I Met Your Mother where one of the characters gets accused of always correcting people when they say “literally”, but in effect refer to something “figuratively”; of course, I found this hilarious. Yes, people misuse the … Continue reading “Literally” speaking…