Category Archives: LANGUAGE

When is a tool evil?

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Well, sure, but guns make it a whole lot easier. So I will immediately compromise my argument by saying that while that statement holds logically, it doesn’t hold up in practice. But a … Continue reading

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Oh no, she is quoting Samuel Johnson … and isn’t it apt!

In a sort of ironic twist of fate, this quotation is from a passage in which Johnson is discussing the vanity of an author’s expectations.  But it holds true to this day, and is as much a warning to the reader … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Eighteen

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Looking for something to read? You have come to the wrong place …

Okay, I have just about had it with this fellow and his astonishing brain.  I stumbled upon his blog on one of my word searches as he has a fairly comprehensive list of nautical terms, briefly defined, and had been … Continue reading

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Solve and coagula? How have I not heard of this?

There has been a flood of comic books into our house recently [exacerbated by middle son’s wisdom-teeth-ectomy, which led to a parental wallet-ectomy] something [the flood and the wallet-ectomy, not the teeth extraction] that has occurred every now and then throughout my … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Five

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Running from or running to …

I am not sure where I picked this up from, or from where I picked this up [Nope, still ending my phrase with a preposition, but what can you do, rules are to be learnt and then broken.  I remember … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Four

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Three

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapters One and Two

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