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Effeminate Semicolons

This is funny. Andrew Sullivan has a discussion going on whether the use of semicolons is (ahem) gay. It references an article in the Boston Globe documenting a variety of semicolon-haters. But here is the best comment from Bryan Appleyard: Lately, with considerable effort, I have begin to use them with some frequency; they seem…

Word of the Year: w00t

Lame. w00t is the word of the year. Pssh. I can come up with so many better words that w00t. How about Pecksniffian? Sesquipedalian? Casuistry? All those are way better. Just try using Pecksniffian at the bar, and see how many high fives you get. A bunch, that’s how many. Hat-tip: Andrew Sullivan