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More Fun With Senility

Last night I couldn’t think of Billy Holiday’s name when I heard one of her songs, and tonight I talked to my Keurig machine. It won’t be long now, I’m thinking. Observing one’s own senility as it progresses is probably … Continue reading

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I Am Nonplussed, Motherfuckers.

The Daily Mail online is the world’s most popular newspaper website, and yet they struggle to use English.  How can we help them understand that nonplussed does not mean nonchalant? This is apparently a common misunderstanding but I don’t know … Continue reading

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Again With the Awful New Words

Just because people say it, is it a ‘word’? This is becoming complicated, thanks to the internet and all its attendant evils, which are now too astronomical to count. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary has just added 150 new words, making official … Continue reading

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How Bossy!

Oh god, political correctness. Now, They want us to ban the word ‘bossy’ because it inhibits girls from ‘leaning in.’ I would much rather ban ‘lean in’ if I were Minister of Language. The new Ban Bossy campaign is predictably … Continue reading

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Better Words

There are so may feelings and situations for which there are no words in  English. 1. What about the feeling when you want to kill your ex-husband? I have that right now. 2. What  about  that tingle you get when you swallow some … Continue reading

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By No Means Slutty

I LOVE the text at Stylebop.com, a high-end shopping site based in Germany.   Maybe it’s the person who does the English translation, or maybe it’s silly in German too.   There is always something to delight. For example: “no worries, this … Continue reading

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