Grammar

3 hours ago
Every week, Ellen Jovin sets up a table in the middle of Manhattan, dissecting grammar for people on the streets.
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12 hours ago
The worst thing about typos is only realizing you've made them after you've already embarrassed yourself to the worldJust ask Rudy Giuliani. On a much smaller scale, though, making typos is still pretty damning. You may accidentally message your friend "shat's up" instead of "what's up." Sure, you can laugh about it afterward, but what if you send a garbled email to your boss, or worse, your whole damn department? There's a big difference between "this project is a go" and "this project is a ho." SEE ALSO: Stephen King just tweeted 5 very exciting words about the 'IT' sequel You can keep blaming your stubby fingers, or you can just get WhiteSmoke to prove to everyone aware that you are not, you know, illiterate. Read more...More about Grammar, Typos, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Shopping Solo
1 day ago
A rush to impeachment now would backfire on Democrats. Instead, it’s time to focus on serious investigations. Like most Americans who retain some semblance of sense, I was happy to see what was in the sentencing memos offered by federal prosecutors regarding the fate of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen. Those memos introduced new evidence pointing to Trump's likely involvement in a couple of criminal conspiracies.The most clear-cut evidence relates to Trump's involvement in campaign fraud. Cohen has alleged, with audio recordings to back him up, that Trump directed illegal payoffs to women who said they'd had affairs with him. Both documents also hint that Trump could be implicated in obstruction of justice conspiracies and some kind of involvement with Russian election crimes, but there is clearly a lot more information to be discovered and released before drawing any firmer conclusions on that front.Still,...
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3 days ago
Wish you could give someone the world this holiday season? Well, now you can — (somewhat) literally — with the gift of language lessons. Whether your Secret Santa aspires to be a polyglot or just wants to brush up on their vocabulary so they don't sound like an idiot the next time they dine at their local Mexican place, they'll find it easier to navigate the world around them with a subscription to any of these three online language courses and apps. SEE ALSO: Learn Python for cheap: Shop online classes on sale Oh, and speaking of presents — we have a gift for you, dear reader: You can take an additional 15% off your purchase of any of these already-discounted programs by entering the coupon code MERRY15 at checkout. Mondly: Lifetime Subscription Mondly takes a fresh approach to learning a new language by integrating speech-recognition technology into its education. It actually listens to you when you speak, and only offers positive feedback if you correctly pronounce...
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5 days ago
Experiments in new types of schools and the expansion of the higher and further education sectors may help ameliorate matters, but social mobility is on a fast decline
1 week ago
We hear the “Country Grammar” hit-maker and others were questioned by local police about the fight, but hero Nelly was in the clear.
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1 week ago
We hear the “Country Grammar” hit-maker and others were questioned by local police about the fight, but hero Nelly was in the clear.
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2 weeks ago
Is grammar just something teachers (and adults in general) make a big deal about? Should grammar still be taught in schools? Isn’t there an app for that, anyway?
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2 weeks ago
Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.
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2 weeks ago
Or, at least, help you figure out when to use an Oxford comma.
2 weeks ago
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Weekly Standard co-founder and political commentator Bill Kristol said the presidency of Donald Trump “is out of control” in light of his continuing support for Saudi Arabia despite allegations Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On Trump’s statement, Kristol said, “The process is totally broken down. For those of us who never had great expectations of Donald Trump, we had some hope, and sometimes that hope has been vindicated—I think that the institutions will keep him in check, the system will work despite him. That has happened in certain cases in this administration—in foreign policy with Secretary Mattis, H.R. McMaster. John Bolton, how can you as a national security advisor, how can you let this statement go out? You wouldn’t. At least clean it up, put in a grace note about we deplore what happened, clean up the grammar, exclamation poin...
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3 weeks ago
Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today.-- Catherine ClementIn an age when speed overcomes thought, a culture of immediacy blots out any vestige of historical memory and markets replace social categories, language loses its critical moorings and becomes what Chris Hedges has called “a gift to demagogues and the corporations that saturate the landscape with manipulated images and the idiom of mass culture.”No longer a vehicle for critique, doubt or possibility, language in the age of Donald Trump upholds the cultural and political workstations of ignorance and paves the way for a formative culture ripe with the death-saturated practices and protocols of fascist politics. As a species of neoliberal fascism eradicates social bonds and democratic communal relations, vulgarity parades as political wisdom and moral cowardice becomes a mark of p...
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November 5th, 2018
Takako ni kaeri ni gyūnyū o katte-kuru yō ni itta-n-da kedo. I asked Takako to buy milk on her way home.Situation 1: Little Mariko and ...
October 31st, 2018
Twenty-one children, adolescents, and young adults — all between the ages of 11 and 21 — were set to face off against the United States in an Oregon courthouse on Oct. 29.  But instead, the highest court in the land has temporarily halted the unprecedented climate trial after the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court — in a 38-page request — to put things on hold.  The young plaintiffs, some still in grammar school, are suing the U.S. government for supporting a national energy system that emits prodigious amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, thus stoking human-caused climate change and endangering their futures. Read more...More about Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Trial, and Litigation
October 31st, 2018
Twenty-one children, adolescents, and young adults — all between the ages of 11 and 21 — were set to face off against the United States in an Oregon courthouse on Oct. 29.  But instead, the highest court in the land has temporarily halted the unprecedented climate trial after the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court — in a 38-page request — to put things on hold.  The young plaintiffs, some still in grammar school, are suing the U.S. government for supporting a national energy system that emits prodigious amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, thus stoking human-caused climate change and endangering their futures. The group argues in Juliana vs. United States that, as the adverse consequences of such a climate disruption mount, the government is depriving them of their guaranteed rights to life, liberty, and property. Plaintiffs standing in front of a federal courthouse.Image: Robin Loznak/Our Children's TrustBut allowing the trial to proceed is almos...
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October 30th, 2018
Thus begins the period of mixed bags. On the one hand I don't need to wait until 10:30 PM when all the daily action is concluded before I start mucking up the spelling and grammar scores of the Internet.....On the other hand, the fWAR meter for Mike Trout never moves. I know. I check daily. On the
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October 20th, 2018
Hope you have tissues nearby.  The Bishop Vesey's Grammar School rowing club found a rose attached to the locked gate at a nearby lake, with the most heartbreaking note accompanying it.  SEE ALSO: Watch this dog reunite with his owner after 3 years on the streets "Please can someone throw this in the lake for me?" the note says. "My late husband's ashes are in the lake and I can't get to the lakeside in my wheelchair anymore + gates are locked — have to drive back up north tonight. Thank you."  This note was left on the gate at the water this afternoon. No name or number left but whoever you are, rest assured your rose is in place in the middle of the lakepic.twitter.com/GAQcbQRSZJ — BVGS Rowing (@BVGSRowing) October 18, 2018 Read more... More about Twitter, Aww, Culture, and Web Culture
October 20th, 2018
For reasons unknown, President Donald Trump on Friday decided to explain why
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October 19th, 2018
Two grammar schools in Gloucester blame a 'technical error' for some pupils being told they had passed.
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October 18th, 2018
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his far-right party in just seven months by cultivating a savvy social media presence that any politician would envy - including his inspiration, Donald Trump.
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October 7th, 2018
The quiet consumption of news can sustain a polarized political environment Kyle Jensen, University of North Texas and Jack Selzer, Pennsylvania State UniversitySince his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American press by dismissing unfavorable reports as “fake news” and calling the media “the enemy of the American people.”As a countermeasure, The Washington Post has publicly fact-checked every claim that Trump has labeled as fake. In August, The Boston Globe coordinated editorials from newspapers across the nation to push back against Trump’s attacks on the press. The Associated Press characterized this effort as the declaration of a “war of words” against Trump.News organizations might frame themselves as the besieged party in this “war.” But what if they’re as much to blame as the president in this back-and-forth? And what if readers are to blame as well?In an unpublished manuscript titled “The War of Words,” the late...
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September 25th, 2018
Kelly Ripa defended herself on Instagram after a social media user commented that she was too old for her husband, Mark Consuelos. Ripa responded to the user by calling out the troll’s lack of proper grammar.
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September 25th, 2018
Kelly Ripa defended herself on Instagram after a social media user commented that she was too old for her husband, Mark Consuelos. Ripa responded to the user by calling out the troll’s lack of proper grammar.
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