Tag Archives: Syntax

Tabloid News and why it’s relevant

First, consider and remember that Trump has a really short fuse, doesn’t hesitate to cry foul and then call his lawyers to sue people for libel or slander. And that he has a big enough stake in the National Enquirer … Continue reading

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Sideways talking Yoda-like am I…

but realized this did I suddenly… That would be how translating ANY non-English language into English word by word and ignoring syntax.

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MTA and the ‘failure to communicate’

There is a sad but funny commentary on Alternet titled, ‘The Iraq Debacle- Failure to Communicate?‘ I took a semester of Modern Standard Arabic ages ago and this article and the subsequent commentaries discuss the lack of available Arabic translators … Continue reading

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Is it Better without a bean than Green?

The hardcore American nut slogan of 40-50 years ago was “Better dead than Red”. Then they came up with “America, Love It or Leave It”. Dull. But now, the idiot American Right should have as their philosophical slogan, “Better without … Continue reading

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Is Iraq in ‘Civil War’?

Our national debates often enter into surreal territories, and I got to say that I find the liberal sites to be almost as bad as the conservative ones when it comes to their examination of US militarism. Today finds the … Continue reading

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Publication guidelines

Here are our guidelines for optimized posts. POST Project theme within the first or second paragraph. Keep paragraphs as short as possible. Break up the paragraphs so they do not look too oppressive, the better to draw readers in. To … Continue reading

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Syntax

Does less have one fewer syllable than fewer or one less? Is it shrink-wrapped or shrunk-wrap?

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A Freudian mixed metaphor for the GOP

I’ve read it several times now, the eight-hundred pound gorilla in the room. This would seem to confuse 1) the proverbial 600-900 lb primate (gorillas not named Kong seldom excede 400 lbs) who outclasses everyone else in size and power, … Continue reading

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Chicken or the egg

Which came first? This is not a question. To think that there is no answer to this question seems to dismiss the reality that both exist dependent upon one another.   If a tree falls in the forest, and no … Continue reading

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