Tag Archives: language change

Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up

This is a consolidation post to get all the grammar/word usage/spelling links I’ve posted into one post and to consolidate my personal list of words I’ve seen misused or misspelled. But I’ll give one bonus link to a new article … Continue reading

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Lol? Really? You really laughed out loud at that?

I hate “lol” with a burning passion.  This is probably one of those generational things.  I’m a literal person.  If you use lol, I assume you mean you laughed out loud.  If you call a woman a MILF, I assume … Continue reading

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Meta messages and dialogue

This sounds fancier than it is.  And I probably wouldn’t have used the phrase “meta message” if a friend hadn’t used it the other night when we were all having a drunken discussion.  Somehow my brain took that discussion and connected … Continue reading

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Grammar revisited

Yesterday someone on one of the boards I lurk linked to a highly entertaining Cracked.com piece called 7 Commonly Corrected Grammar Errors (That Aren’t Mistakes).  For me, the link was incredibly timely because I was just about to send out … Continue reading

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I blame the Internet

I’m going to date myself a bit here (and sound like someone’s grandparent talking about “back in my day…”), but I grew up in the pre-Internet, mostly pre-computer days.  And the advantage to that is that my examples of writing … Continue reading

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