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On Decolonizing Education and the Perils of Speaking Good English

Originally posted on Black Girl Speak:
When asked about the legacy of colonialism, I point out that we must still speak a colonial language in order to be granted the courtesy of humanity. To be intelligible to the power structures…

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Polyamory?? Polyerosy!

Finally, I always thought I was the only one having an issue with polyamory… Seriously, there is so much wrong with this! And I don’t understand that it never gets addressed? All those Frankenstein-like verbal tumors in the English language … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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