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apropos of musing

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» Of The Fish Balls I said: Watch out! They're kinda plasmic! She said: They're really hot.   » Of The Sitcom I said: It's just totally pedestrian. At best. She said: It's really bad.   I thought: I use big words.

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totally the big issues here, people

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I have a love-hate relationship with chewing gum. One of the guys at work always has these strange brands of gum, with highbrow flavours. He particularly favours minty orange, which I'll grant you is surprising at first, but delicious. And every now and then I steal some off him because, well, for example, lunch needs […]

it's all about the whimsy

back in my day…

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During the recent edits on Shadow Bound, I tripped over my outdated grammatical education. Namely: did you all know that the plural of roof is ROOFS? (North Americans please to be looking away, since you have always known this, because for you this has always been true, and thus my perplexity may in turn perplex […]

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i can't not notice this stuff

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Here's a malapropism that made me chortle all day yesterday: "…in other words, the [object] is [a thing], as succinct from [that other thing]"1 Succinct? SUCCINCT? OH, MR ATTORNEY. YOU MEAN DISTINCT. Now, I'll grant you, there's a passing aural resemblance on account of that -inct suffix business, but I don't care to admit that […]

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and i'm not even that good at grammar

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Today at work I pointed out a tagline that was aiming for — and singularly failing to use — the plural possessive. Worse, I did it with frustrated hand gestures and even (oh dear lord) finished up with a wordless cry. You know what this means, don't you? That's right: I've cemented my reputation. In […]

it's all about the whimsy

fuge, dammit

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Did you know that Latin has a supine verb form?1 I can only postulate that it is a verb form devoted solely to a) lying down and b) the various ways of accomplishing or maintaining (or imposing) such a position. (This sounds most excellent to me.) Alternatively, perhaps it is the verb form used to […]