literacy

Pedantry in High Dudgeon

D City Rock: Detail of frame from "Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt", 'Help! We Are Angels', by TeddyLoin featuring Debra Zeer.

“In a press release Thursday, the committee accused the Pentagon of not being upfront about what it knew:”

Amanda Terkel

This is a pet peeve.

Look: “Upfront” is not a word.

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A Rite of Spring

Detail of 'Mary Death' by Matt Tarpley, 17 April 2015.This is perhaps the most important part of the ritual.

No, really. Anything else I might say only diminishes this wonderful moment, brought to us courtesy the one and only Matt Tarpley.

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Tarpley, Matt. “A Guide to Spring Cleaning”. Mary Death. 17 April 2015.

Innovation in the Twenty-First Century

Facebook vocabularyBecause, you know, nobody likes a pedant. But it is one of those things that catches my attention, like the inexplicable popularity of the word transition used as a verb. And so it goes. Facebook has taught me a new one: “decisions” is now a verb.