: seriously, clean up your filthy language :

Swearing offends me, goddamn it, but not for the reasons you expect. Swearing offends me because it’s tiresome and banal ¹, not because my knickers get in a knot over bad language. There are tens of thousands of words in American English; vivid, compelling, eloquent words just sitting there waiting to be used. Dictionaries are bursting … Continue reading : seriously, clean up your filthy language :

: operator? get me the word police :

Everyone who’s anyone has a Word of the Year. Oxford Dictionaries has selfie ¹. Merriam-Webster picked science ². The American Dialect Society went with because ³. Somewhere in there, an unknown entity called the Global Language Monitor (GLM) piped up with their selection: 404. Okay, bzzzzzzzt, that’s incorrect. 404 isn’t a word, it’s a number. … Continue reading : operator? get me the word police :