On a Facebook Comment Worth Preserving

One of the problems with political discourse today is that those on the right and the left not only see the world differently but they talk about the world differently. Words have different meanings on the left and the right. A friend, one that has, in my view, gone unfortunately off the deep end intoContinue reading “On a Facebook Comment Worth Preserving”

On Non-Standard Punctuation

In my quest for new and ever-more-interesting ways to communicate, I have discovered non-standard punctuation. We all know periods and commas. I am particularly fond of the semi-colon, and I make fair use of dashes. (Dashes are the “house style” at work. I am not, actually, a fan of the dash. I find it… sloppy.)Continue reading “On Non-Standard Punctuation”

On Linguistic Befuddlement

Let’s suppose there’s a word with a specific meaning, that you would use in a specific context, under a specific set of circumstances. Let’s suppose you see that word used in a related, though not identical, set of circumstances. The word is “reign.” Now, I would use the word “reign” in the context of monarchy.Continue reading “On Linguistic Befuddlement”