The first 7 percent of the new decade has made recent history seem like salad days for most of the globe. The coronavirus and George Floyd's death have spurred massive calls for massive societal changes. But being angry will not register change. Only humility can bring change.
One name re-inspires a movement, rekindles racial tensions, and rescinds beliefs in progress. Plus, are you ready for the final showcase in this week's The Price (of Liberty) is Right? What would we be without our names? Would we be we without our names? Would you be you without your name? Names confer meaning upon … Continue reading Hi, my noun is John
Do not be overcome with shame and guilt. I have fallen victim to this overlooked subject-verb agreement issue. Plus, eleven previously unranked words join the Words of the Week. My doubts about function words' legitimacy at the Words of the Week table have been proven wrong. Consecutively, adjective and noun got their spotlight. Verb has … Continue reading Take an oeillade on this overlooked subject-verb disagreement
My word-usage crusade grows in purpose: use a hyphen in “pre-position” to avoid confusion with “preposition.”
Somehow, as if these values have been ingrained in us by a higher power, these languages depict the innate quality of words through their gender classification. Man and woman He created us; masculine and feminine words He defined them.
I have decided to go Draconian on the casing of Draconian and other adjectives of proper origin. This may be a Gargantuan language usage error on my part, and indeed I am likely living in a Quixotic reality, but I am making this stand once and for all.
This is an undesigning effort to enhance your vocabulary, define the public sphere, and soliloquy on a series of topics in one go.
The longest Words of the Week yet looks at two obloquies, one against a tech CEO and the other from one of the world's most famous CEOs, the therapeutic qualities of performing soliloquies, the two most powerful intransitive verbs in my life, and how the four types of Biblical love are being tested during the ecdemic.
As the coronavirus slowly dips its toe into even the furthest fringes of my sphere of influence, the seriousness of the virus becomes evident to me.
This iteration of a pandemic is testing the world’s resolve, exposing good and bad leadership, and, like furlough and quarantine, is putting the onus back on us to rethink what truly is important in life.