Tag Archives: grammar-nazi

Error 404

http://www.citibank.com/canada/cards/english/overview_enr.htm I’m looking for a credit card with a decent foreign currency conversion rate to use while in Europe. Unfortunately, the card with the best rate is unable to spell “world” – can they be trusted to do simple math? **BUMPITY-BUMP** Herald rebukes me: “I think you’re far too quick to dismiss the benefits of […]

Posted in Card Games | Also tagged , | Leave a comment


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070311/ap_en_mo/people_jolie;_ylt=AnAY5CHDwqzngE0GVVeA6qW2GL8C There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the text-message generation. These are kids whose teachers have given them dispensation to write notes – and sometimes even essays – in TXT shorthand. I find this abhorrent, but I suppose I should brace myself for the surge of gobbledygook that will soon overwhelm […]

Posted in Celebrities | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

First Navy Jack – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Navy_Jack I didn’t hear about the Navy’s 2002 switch of flags back to the famous Navy Jack. Apparently it will remain the flag of choice “until the end of the War on Terror,” so I’ve obviously got many, many years of apostrophe-omission twitching to come.

Posted in history | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060919/en_nm/mcgreevey_dc_1 Headline of the day: Ex New Jersey governor publishes gay memoir Note that they were so determined to get the “gay” in there that it casts aspersions on the sexuality of the book.

Posted in Gay Culture | Also tagged , | Leave a comment


http://www.floortoheaven.com/html/soul/16.html Beautiful flooring concepts – or “floortreasures,” as they insist on calling them; you can bet that conceit is reflected in the costs! Rather kludgy presentation, though. Also, I don’t think I could take seriously any product that, as was just explained to me, “heatens up your home and heart.”

Posted in Interior Design | Also tagged | Leave a comment


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060729/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_foreign_words_2 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered government and cultural bodies to use modified Persian words to replace foreign words that have crept into the language, such as “pizzas” which will now be known as “elastic loaves,” state media reported Saturday. Putting the “total” back into “totalitarianism,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now wants to control Iran’s language, […]

Posted in Bizarre/Oddities | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment