amandaonwriting: You must be a verb
chirotus: constant-instigator: ermefinedining: This map should be included in every history book. Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages! This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now. A map of the major (indigenous) linguistic groups in North America.
In her book Feminism and Linguistic Theory Deborah Cameron makes a strong argument in the debate about eliminating sexist language: “I do think, however, that it would be better if feminists operated with a more hard-headed, political notion of what we are trying to do. In my opinion we should be tampering with language not …
Conversation is not an equal opportunity activity. Sally McConnell-Ginet I found this quote in Deborah Cameron’s Feminism and Linguistic Theory, as part of a discussion of men’s (vs. women’s) dominant linguistic strategies.
I don’t go to live shows that often anymore. These days I “support the artist” after academic workshops.
nprbooks: For the grumpy prescriptivists of the world, there is now an extension for Google Chrome that replaces the word “literally” with the word “figuratively” on the webpages you visit. (Though you’re fighting a losing battle, dear purists: The word’s more colloquial, emphatic sense — as in, “I’m literally going to kill the next person who comments on my …
serotonical: Looks like there is a word for it.