Posted in What I'm Reading

31 Jokes Every Grammar Nerd Can’t Help But Love

These are funny!  I was fond of #2.  Smile  Enjoy!

31 Jokes Every Grammar Nerd Can’t Help But Love

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The Noble Art


Saccharine verbiage and repetitive abstraction do not a poem make.

The Noble Art Is Not So Noble | PJ Media

Yes, what a true line.  I confess, I am guilty.  Great article!

Posted in What I'm Reading, Writing

Experts Say


The convenience and ubiquity of texting should make it easier to compose a message that reads like an actual sentence rather than as a secret code, right? Not so fast. A recent study reveals that many people see proper grammar and punctuation in text messaging as classic jerk behavior.

Experts Say That Periods in Text Messages Come Across as ‘Standoffish,’ ‘Insincere’ | PJ Media

*blink*  What?  Jerk behavior?  For using proper grammar?! 

Oh that makes me very unhappy!  Grammar nerds don’t want to be perceived as being jerks at all! 

Posted in Article, Writing

40 Words

I found this article a few weeks back.  It was fascinating really.  How many times have you ever said, “I wish I knew what to call this feeling … “?  Well, here are some words that might help.  I know going down the list, there were a few I identified with, especially this one:


n. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your surroundings as a seal on a beach—lumbering, clumsy, easily distracted, huddled in the company of other misfits, unable to recognize the ambient roar of your intended habitat, in which you’d be fluidly, brilliantly, effortlessly at home.

I confess, if I could only have one word to describe my entire life, it would be that one.  Perhaps on my tombstone, I’ll have “No Longer Feeling Monachopsis!” engraved on it. 

In any case, I’m thinking I should add The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows to my InoReader

Enjoy!  And may you find a word of your very own.  Smile

Exulansis: when there’s not an actual word for what you’re trying to explain. We feel more than we have the language to articulate and express, which is in itself profoundly frustrating. People work through emotions by being able to identify them and use them as signals. A lot of the time, we’re left in the dark. Enter the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, the brainchild of writer John Koenig, who is here to give you words for the feelings you may not have even known you were having. Here are 40 of them:

40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain | Thought Catalog

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Commonly Misunderstood

I found a nice link about commonly misunderstood words and phrases.  It’s a great list and it really ought to go viral, based on some of the things I’ve seen around the ‘net.  It’s like people aren’t being taught basic English and grammar anymore!

There’s the link below if you’d like a copy of it for your own blog.  I created a page to it here on my blog so I’ll always have one around.  Easier than trying to remember where I bookmarked it, lol. 

33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases (Infographic)