It is a debate that has torn the nation in two, ripped friends and family apart, and entrenched deep and uncrossable lines throughout the land. Should the Royal Mint have used an Oxford comma on its Brexit 50p piece? Three million coins bearing the slogan “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” are due to
This is monumentally stupid. And pardon the rant. As I mentioned elsewhere, there’s a county lake near here. We’ve had a lot of rain. The the levee has structural problems. The levee runs N-S and has a two lane road on it. (By my measurement on google earth, the levee is about 1/10th of a
As I mentioned a while back, if you’re on Twitter, you should follow your local National Weather Service Offices. Links to all NWS sites at the post linked above.
Found at Sky News. As a reminder, these folks are kin to George #3.
via American Digest, Online Punctuation and Usage Guide: Strong Language Warning. He says, “I said…‘STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING,’” and he’s not kidding. Putting the Punctuation and Usage Guide below the fold on account of, U No, strong language warning.
and consider structure, shall we? We recognize you are attempting to… and therefore access cannot be granted… . Note the shift in voice. We recognize. Active. Therefore, access cannot be granted. Passive. Why not say, “and therefore, we cannot grant access?” Of course, there is the question of “we,” but we set aside content. Remember?
to let today go by without commenting that today is December 7th. And I know it may seem untoward to recommend a movie on The Day That Will Live in Infamy, but I’m going to recommend you watch From Here to Eternity. If you are interested in WWII history and American Culture, see also this
Only one state’s top colleges all earned FIRE’s highest free speech rating. Mississippi just became the second. by FIREDecember 2, 2019 Jackson State becomes 6th Mississippi college to earn FIRE’s top rating for free speech University removes ban on any showing of X-rated movies, among other changes JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 2, 2019 — Jackson State University
I’ve recently purchased a few n-in-1 items, and returned one because I did not understand how it qualified as an n-in-1 item. Which got me pondering on the meaning of n-in-1, and &/or. &/or is a very convoluted concept whose meaning(s) change depending on the domain of inquiry. Mr. Big Food and I have heated
I took a break and stumbled across this under the sub-head: Ladies and Gentlemen, Our Betters I swear, at first I didn’t get it. Duh. Kyle Kulinski has no idea what an aerial view of farmland looks like. [Smiles. Shakes head. Returns to cleaning toilets and vacuuming up Missy fur.]
November 2. Started this, and several other posts, within the last week or two. Figured I might as well finish them up while I wait for Mississippi State to start getting beat, again. What I’m going to take issue with is “enjoy.” I don’t think they really enjoy it at all. I have little experience
Some good ones up at Powerline’s The Week in Pictures.
At Instapundit just now, linking to this. If you’ll bear with me while I do some Hip Gimp related tidying up around the joint, I’ll tell you why. Oh what the heck? I’ll tell you why now. It’s because they are insufferable little prigs, that’s why. More on this to come.
3430 Crappy old books and counting here on Farther Along Farm. Better pick up the pace before it’s too late.
Jeremy Glick was on an Airphone, and so was Todd Beamer. “I know I’m not going to get out of this,” the sales account manager for Oracle, who lived in Cranbury, N.J., told Lisa Jefferson, a GTE Airphone operator. He asked her to pray with him and told her that some passengers might make a
It’s Drudge Work Monday. BUT. The internet is awful. The internet can be awesome. There are some really dumb people out there in the world. There are some really smart people out there. Here’s the story. I had picked up a couple of books from the FOL freebie table. I finally retrieved them from the
“But there is another sort of traveling and another sort of reading. You can eat the local food and drink the local wines, you can share the foreign life, you can begin to see the foreign country as it looks, not to the tourist, but to its inhabitants. … So with the old literature. “…
In looking for something, I stumbled upon this very legit question from Nancy R. Along with the ____ ____ ____ ____ moronically stupid ____ answers from a bunch of ____ idiots. I perked up a bit here. And then, as casually as I could, I got up, walked outside and screamed. This is rich, you
The U.S. National Hurricane Center is warning that Hurricane Dorian could grow to a massive Category 3 storm by Sunday night and will likely blast the east coast of Florida before moving inland. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/29/hurricane-dorian-expected-to-hit-florida-sunday-night-n2552357 It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I’ve been following Dorian in my spare time. The forecast path
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