As an English major, I can honestly say that I give far too many fucks about grammar. The fastest way to screw up my day is to suddenly confront me with a misused "your," a misplaced apostrophe or, god forbid, a fucking comma splice. As that last sentence demonstrates, however, I do not give a single… Continue reading Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
Blogging on Tour: My Writing Process
So, technically I was suppose to post this on Wednesday, but I just feel weird posting things on days that aren't Monday without a punishment involved. It's like punishing myself for not having done anything. At any rate, here we are now: a blog tour! I was tagged in this lovely blogified chain letter by… Continue reading Blogging on Tour: My Writing Process
Vocabulary Lessons from Spam Comments
Writing posts in advance--it is a thing I am usually good at, but which I have utterly failed at this week. Lucky for me, when you're pressed for time and need to write something, there's always the handy contraption of spam comments to inspire and encourage you. In the past I've created spam comment-based poetry,… Continue reading Vocabulary Lessons from Spam Comments
It is a bit of an understatement to say that I am a huge English nerd. I love language in general, but English is the one that I can actually speak, which gives it a place of pride in my book. But there's another, less personal reason for my deep and unabiding affection for the… Continue reading Cliches
Let’s Get Linggy
BLOG PACT DEFAULT. THANKS, EMILY. Extra post this week, folks, and you can thank my compatriot for the privilege. Sometimes when I have trouble figuring out what to blog about, I peruse my most popular tags for some idea of what's actually getting read on this thing. Surprisingly, my most popular post isn't about books or movies… Continue reading Let’s Get Linggy