John McWhorter gives an interesting and engaging Ted Talk about texting and how many bemoan the way in which texting is dumbing us down. Well, not me. I don't text. https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk?language=en Although, now that I am following those butterflies (my super cute phrase for dating), I have started texting. However, I am a one-fingered … Continue reading Texting and the Decline of Language (Or Is It?)
I have an aversion to profanity. I do. My fifteen-year-old son would have me subscribe to the attitude that a word is just a word. I will not. I must draw the line somewhere, and profanity is that line. Imagine my shock when, after being a stay-at-home mom for nearly fifteen years, I walked back … Continue reading Infixes Are Absoflippinglutely Fandiddlytastic!
I decided eight weeks ago that I would pursue an MA in English for three different reasons. The first is that I am a single mother, and during the weekends when my children are away, I find myself under the covers "binge-racing" series after series. I decided I needed forced structure in the form of … Continue reading What Makes A Word Realz?
“Make it new!” That was the rallying cry of Ezra Pound harkened to by young artists of the early twentieth century. This period would later be coined “modern” due to the rapid advancement in industry, technology, science, and women’s liberation among other things. Western civilization was pulsating with electricity. Life of the modern man was … Continue reading The Fractured Form of Eliot’s Ellipsis