Is this ‘good’ or ‘bad’ English? Do you use it? If so, where and when and how? Do you think it’s ok if others use it? McDonalds. Ad. On my blog. I know. Sorry. But hey. I defended a traditional point of view here. Don’t miss Mike’s comment.
J.D.Salinger died yesterday. “I’m not afraid to compete. It’s just the opposite. Don’t you see that? I’m afraid I will compete – that’s what scares me. That’s why I quit the Theater Department. Just because I’m so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else’s values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about […]
A: Lindsay! Great job in the sales meeting! – Hey, do you have a pad I can borrow? B: Sure! Here you go! A: No, you know, the ‘other’ kind of pad. B: I can’t believe you still use maxipads. A: I know, I just… I have a narrow cervix, so it’s painful for me […]
George Clooney’s telethon to raise money for Haiti assembled top pop, and you can donate a little money by buying the record. I did, though I don’t like pop. Many of the songs are sung with such pathos that you get the impression that everyone on Haiti is dead. So we’re walking a fine line […]
I broke my vow not to hang out on Twitter. Well, I had a fun conversation about the iTablet iThing Apple is unveiling today, asking what people thought it should be called. I thought iPad would work. Andy H thought they should go with iLash, or iShadow, iBrow, or iDrofoil. The iDrofoil? a waterproof version? […]
This is a comment on a great post by The Tesla Coil on the Graddolization of EFL. David Graddol honored MELTA with a visit last summer. Thanks, Tony Watt for the Globish link: Only 4% of the people communicating with each other today in English are both/ all native speakers. Jean-Paul Nerrier wants to “make it […]
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