- 5:04 pm - Tue, Dec 10, 2013
Thoughts on using “they” and “their” as singular pronouns? I got a fucking ESSAY in the comments of my most recent Mental Floss article about my “glaring grammatical error” of not using “he” and “him” to encompass all genders. Um, hello, I don’t do that because I’m a feminist and I’m not going to include women under a “generic” male banner.
Singular “they” has been around for hundreds of years and anyone who calls it an “error” is a grammar parvenu who knows nothing about language (and/or is possibly an MRA). I like to alternate between “he” and “she” myself but that’s just a stylistic preference.
- 6:38 am - Thu, Nov 14, 2013
It turns out that a lot of the things you’ve been using as synonyms for ‘terrible’ are actually not that bad.
Is this the best column ever written? The answer is yes.
- 6:38 am - Thu, Oct 31, 2013
This doesn’t mean “I am lost” guys it means “on the road” the verb at the end is missing
In Japanese you literally say something more like “I’ve puzzled on the road” for I am lost I guess that’s pretty cool.
</Hi I am available to translate your Japanese novelty tshirts at parties>
(Source: cybergirlfriend, via phil0kalia)
- 12:03 pm - Fri, Oct 4, 2013
If your foreign friends don’t like you, it’s probably because you’re an oblivious asshole.
My new column! You should read it.
- 10:18 am - Thu, Sep 26, 2013
When amateurs on Tumblr look better than professional work, you know something’s amiss.
I wrote this and it would make me really really happy if you clicked on it I might even smile I swear
- 11:08 am - Thu, Aug 15, 2013
I’m featured in this book!
I’m a contributor! So you should probably pre-order it.
- 10:36 am - Wed, Aug 14, 2013
Language can manipulate you in ways you aren’t aware of but, and trust us, marketers know very well.
I wrote a lot of this! Please read it!
- 9:49 am - Sun, Jul 28, 2013
Ancient people had a lot of modern luxuries. No Internet, though, so we still win.
I wrote two entries of this GUESS WHICH TWO