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One Legged Woman in an Ass Kicking Contest

Okay, admittedly, this may not be the most politically correct phrase.  My apologies, up front, for any of you who might be missing a limb of any kind, or know or are related to anyone missing a limb of any kind, and are offended by this phrase.   603 more words

Peculiar Posits

Tilly's birthday!

Tilly was turning nine. She was always getting words wrong. For example, she called a colander a calendar. She would say as ugly as gin. She would say she couldn’t see the hood for the trees. 90 more words

Creative Writing

And the 2013 Oxford Word of the year is...Selfie!

“Youth slang is the obvious source for much of our lexical innovation, like it or not.”

So said Ben Zimmer,  an American linguist, lexicographer, and language commentator. 519 more words

Easy Pieces

George Orwell's

“Politics and the English Language,”

People who write in this manner usually have a general emotional meaning — they dislike one thing and want to express solidarity with another — but they are not interested in the detail of what they are saying.

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Some Southernisms

As you may know, I am indeed a Southerner. By that I mean a citizen of the states below the Mason Dixon. Southern culture is quite unique from different areas of the U.S. 704 more words