#FridayFive: Handy Latin Phrases January 19th, 2018 @ 6:19 am PST
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Nikhedonia August 16th, 2016 @ 6:39 am PDT
nikhedonia, noun: The pleasure and satisfaction derived from the anticipation of success. A harmless indulgence, and a prudent one, too, since success comes only to some but nikhedonia is freely available to all. “Off to golf so early, darling? Hadn’t you better have your little nikhedonia session first? You know how badly you play when […]
#FridayFive: My Favorite Words with Friends Words February 14th, 2014 @ 4:40 am PSTRead the Friday Five …
pentametron.com April 10th, 2012 @ 8:55 pm PDT
Pentametron scours Twitter looking for tweets that are in iambic pentameter and then combines them into sonnets.
You Could NOT Care Less January 26th, 2010 @ 6:51 am PST
I can’t stand when people say, “I could care less.” “I could care less,” is one of those little things that drives me absolutely batshit crazy. If you could care less, it means you care. That’s not what you mean when you say that, is it? What you mean is that you don’t care. Someone […]
How to Handle a Ducking iPhone December 4th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm PST
For some reason that makes little sense, Apple decided to not include one of the words I use most frequently in the iPhone’s internal dictionary. So if I ever send you a text message saying that something is, “ducking awesome,” or that you need to, “get the duck out,” that is why. A certified Apple […]
Whether or Not August 10th, 2008 @ 1:32 am PDT
The words or not never follow the word whether. That’s it. That’s the rule. Whether implies or not. You don’t ever need to say both of them. The words or not should never be spoken. (They should certainly never be written.) Whether implies “or not”. Get it?
Wonderful Phrases July 31st, 2008 @ 5:10 am PDT
These all need to make a comeback
Gay Marriage June 12th, 2008 @ 9:38 am PDT
There was a story this morning about gay marriage on LA’s 89.3 KPCC. I was infinitely more offended by the fact that reporter Kelly Wilkinson pronounced the word “rural” as “rurl” and the word “unfamiliar” as “unfermiliar” than I was about any part of the gay rights argument.
WordPress Gunning-Fog Analysis PlugIn March 31st, 2007 @ 9:09 am PDT
In which I build a quick plugin