Category Archives: misuse of language
Interesting and timely column here at the NY Times (h/t Maggie’s Farm) about online writers’ poor punctuation habits. It offers hair-raising examples of multiple exclamation marks, refusals to use periods, going upper case, and even a monstrosity that combines the … Continue reading
You can’t make this up… Barack Obama, in awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to the intrepid anti-Nazi Jan Karski, spoke of the “Polish death camps” which Karski had penetrated in order to report on what was really going … Continue reading
Found this in today’s paper. In my humble view, it is possible to get too cute with language.
Don’t know about anyone else, but I kinda feel that I’m about to be put on the auction block. Creepy…
Just heard Juan Williams, on the Fox and Friends, describe Rick Perry as being “convicted” in the GOB debates. “Convicted” ain’t the same thing as “having conviction” or “speaking with conviction.” Not that it matters, apparently, but I thought I’d … Continue reading