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On the Origins of Fuck Part 2: But what about the D?

Last week I got to visit the manuscript that started it all. The one with the brilliant little note in the margin insulting some unpopular cleric with one of the earliest recorded instances of the word… 1,302 more words


New words - 1 September 2014

raingarden noun a planted sunken area of garden that absorbs rainwater runoff from roofs, drives, etc.

Financial incentives drove up numbers of green roofs in Germany 19-fold in just 12 years. 150 more words

New Words

In praise of English

So here’s why I luuurve the English language
Like us, it’s not static, it evolves everyday
Where it can absorb and accept words like
‘samsara’ and ‘nirvana,’ just as easily… 7 more words


Being an English Teacher

I would like to share the transcript of the interview of my former student, Franzelle Alaine Empig, a freshman college student at Mapua. The interview happened last August 9, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm at SM Manila, Greenwich. 1,147 more words


Die New York Times gibt die Kontrolle über die Medien durch die Hamas zu

Simon Plosker, HonestReporting 25. August 2014 (übersetzt von Cora)

In ihrem Bericht über die gezielte Tötung des offiziellen Hamas-Finanzverwalters und Terrorunterstützers Mohammed al-Ghoul findet sich in der… 189 more words

Weltmedien Und Nahost

heplev reblogged this on World-Media-Watch.

Suck it Grammar!

I suck at grammar, so sue me. Since my inception (is that the right word?) into this industry, I’ve been struggling to learn how to properly punctuate a sentence. 672 more words


Word Crimes

I suppose like most bloggers, I’m a bit of word enthusiast (understatement of the year), and grammar and spelling are important to me.

You might agree with me, and don’t you find that spelling and grammar seem to be way down the list of people’s priorities now, especially on social media? 125 more words

Grammar Nazi