People who keep in touch with the news will be aware that one of the odd things the media does is add the -gate suffix to stories that are controversial. 582 more words
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Back in the early 1980s’, HBO taped a couple of live performances of America’s “Clown Prince of Comedy”, Richard “Red” Skelton. Even though the ol’ redhead was 78 years old, he was still as sharp as a tack…and was still an absolute master of comedic timing. 1,490 more words
The Shocking Truth about "Proper" English: How Millennials are Changing our Punctuation and Grammar and What it Means to Us as Writers
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I used to be a language snob, complete with William Safire trading card. Growing up with teacher parents who corrected my grammar made me hypersensitive to language rules. 938 more words