English major, Rant, Words

A Rant About Linguistic Pedantry

Hey guys, remember that time I got all up in the prescriptive vs. descriptive grammar debate? Yeah, it's time for more of that.One of my favorite channels on YouTube is the Mental Floss channel, which is narrated by John Green and regularly comes out with videos full of Top-whatever lists about history and science and… Continue reading A Rant About Linguistic Pedantry

Words

(Old) New Swears

I love curse words. A lot of people like to disparage them, saying that it makes you sound unintelligent when you add "ass" or "cunt" to a sentence. I don't buy it; swear words express strong emotion, and to swear them off (see what I did there?) is to limit your own vocabulary. Sometimes the… Continue reading (Old) New Swears