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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 this isn't even high-density living

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Lately, all my mornings start the same way: I lay in bed, listening to the sound of my neighbour throwing up. First time it happened was a weekend, and I wondered (not without some satisfaction) whether it was him, suffering the after-effects of too much alcohol. But it's been going on for over a month […]

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a glimpse of banality

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As a brief addendum on the when can I buy it? issue, I am reliably informed at least one store is talking about December 19 as the on-shelf date. Make of this information what you will. I have spent most of the weekend pondering the pc vs mac dilemma, and am no closer to an […]

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re-known

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What is it about cafes? Are they pathologically incapable of hiring staff who can spell? I've stopped counting the crimes against apostrophes (its/it's usually takes a real beating in a cafe menu), but this one was new to me: