Sunday, April 10, 2011

while we are on the subject.

since adriane shared a pet peeve, i am going to share my newest peeve. the reality of this peeve is that it only rears its ugly head on facebook. and there are only a select number of instances throughout any given day, but it makes my skin crawl and blood boil. and i want to mock every instance of this said peeve, but i have to remember to be kind. and it's my own fault because there are ways to avoid having to see all occurrences.

so, without further ado, here is my latest pet peeve:

it goes something like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...............does it make sense?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............................i wonder how long i can make myself do is driving me nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............i want to punch myself in the face for doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!................know what i mean???????????????????????????

omigosh. yak. eek. gross. it is so ugly.

i use ellipses...often. they are to only consist of three...count them...THREE dots. not seventeen. and maybe i use them inappropriately, but i think that since i limit myself to the official three dots, i can use an ellipse whenever i want without being this.

and further, your exclamation of mundane comments is completely unnecessary. and ridiculous.

and in reality, more than one question mark does not make the question more valid or more serious.

in closing, lay off the punctuation. please. or i'll "hide" you from my fb feed.

never mind, i already hid you.

but really, stop.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

a peeve.

really? really? really. really.

you know how to say it. just like seth and amy did on weekend update. it was funny when they did it, right? but i feel like it has become such a huge part of american chatter lately. am i just noticing this, or has it been going on for a long time? i feel silly even bringing it up, but i had to. i beg of you, people, please stop! it's almost as bad as the "seriously? seriously." that grey's anatomy popularized years ago. holy crap, they even have it on a freaking t-shirt!

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whew. i just took a deep breath. that's all i really had to say. and this:  please, make it stop.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ah ha!!

this has made me actually LQTM* many times.

[image from here]

so, this is how i am re-investing myself in this blog - simply by reminding us all that we need to use grammar. all night long. and pretty much the rest of the day, too.

*i got "lqtm" from a comedian...i'm almost positive it was demetri martin. i chanced upon one of his stand-up shows ages ago and i have since been able to incorporate lqtm into my everyday vernacular. people knock television all the time, saying it's nothing but garbage. but i swear, i get some of my best material from tv. but that, my friends, is for another day.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

i feel smart.

so, it's been awhile. if you are still reading. i mean, maybe ade and i are the only ones reading this. in that case...this is for you, ade.

i get the word of the day emails from merriam-webster. for the most part, i enjoy getting a new word each day. i try to incorporate that word into my everyday conversations. it tends to prove a little difficult because of the population that i work with (staff and clients, alike...maybe that was mean...oh well).

well, today was a word that i vowed i was going to use. several times. because it was super easy to remember and, apparently, has multiple meanings. who knew? merriam-webster, that's who. so, without further's word of the day.

billion \BILL-yun\


1: the number 1,000,000,000 : a thousand million b British, old-fashioned : the number 1,000,000,000,000 : a million million

2: a very large number

two things and then i'm done. first, i wasn't aware that billion isn't just a billion. i mean, it could be a thousand million. or a million million. or just a really big number. i like that billion is vague. way to be, billion. elusive and vague. just like a number should be.

second...really, merriam-webster? really? and we wonder why the kids are getting dumb. it couldn't be because the word of the day is soooooo challenging, could it?

well, could it?

Monday, March 21, 2011

an explanation.

little did i know that when i deleted my old gmail account (the one that my original blogger account was linked to), it would delete all the photos i posted on this blog!!! dangit!!!! anyway, a very small part of me wants to replace some of the missing photos. so we'll see how motivated i am once i get started. ahem...if i get started.

i promise next time i'll have something to truly discuss or whine about on this blog. promise.

oh man i just realized it's been well over a year since our last post. it's official. we are terrible. we vow (i am vowing for rachelle, too) to do better.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


it's been quite awhile since ade or i have written anything on this blog. (obviously...just call me captain obvious.) this abandoned blog. this sad, pathetic, abandoned blog.

i wasn't really planning on writing anything when i linked over, but then i just felt bad for the blog, so i had to post something. so here it goes...

a couple of months ago, a friend led me to one of the funniest websites out there. it is called the oatmeal. and i can't help but laugh when reading. and, as of today, i have two favorite posts over there.

one of my favorite posts is this one about misspelling words. at work, we have logs that we type up to share with co-workers what is going on with the youth we work with and such. i am constantly annoyed by misspelled words (and other grammatical errors). and i admit it...i edit other people's work. it makes me feel better. and smarter. is that bad? it shouldn't's not that hard the spell's called SPELL CHECK people. and the red squiggly line means, "you are wrong...spell that again."

and then this post about apostrophes always makes me smile. just the other night, a youth was brought to the youth center for a drug violation. in the officer's narrative, he wrote something about the kid having "drug's" and i about lost it. i try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but seriously...i just had to laugh.

{images via the oatmeal}

Thursday, January 1, 2009

new year, new word.

so, since it is now january 1, 2009, i believe it is high time for a new word. this one lit up my inbox this morning:

the funny thing to me is that this looks like one of those words that i might make up.  like, when i blend two words together to make one.  this one, to me, would be a blending of "frigging" and "teriffic".  and now, it will forever mean "frigging teriffic" to me.

causing cold?  meh.  more like "chillifying".

happy new year!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

best. day. ever.

okay, so i realize that my last post was in june. what?! yes. i apologize to our handful of readers out there. for those of you who have waited so patiently, i do have some big news. some of you may already know this, but some may not. For those of you who don't (and for those of you who delight in such small delights, such as i), here it is, without further ado...

"'Meh'—the apathetic expression enters dictionary"!!!!!!!!!

that's right, my friends. "MEH" is now an official** word.

"LONDON—At least someone is excited about "meh."

The expression of indifference or boredom has gained a place in the Collins English Dictionary after generating a surprising amount of enthusiasm among lexicographers.

Publisher HarperCollins announced Monday the word had been chosen from terms suggested by the public for inclusion in the dictionary's 30th anniversary edition, to be published next year.

The origins of "meh" are murky, but the term grew in popularity after being used in a 2001 episode of "The Simpsons" in which Homer suggests a day trip to his children Bart and Lisa.

oh, the fact that HarperCollins' newest word's alleged origin is an episode of "the simpsons" delights me even more. i will also have you know, that since i heard this bit of news on a recent episode of "wait, wait, don't tell me," i have attempted to use it at least once daily. and, since then, i have realized that i am all too often indifferent, because i have succeeded in using it MORE than once daily. several times daily, to be exact. it's way better than saying, "whatever" a hundred times a day. i've decided that the perfect complement to "meh" is a quick shrug of the shoulders and perhaps a slight roll of the eyes. now, if only i could stop typing it with quotations...

try it. you'll find that you love it, too.

**i do realize that meh has been used a lot for a while (just google it and you'll see), but the news part of this post is the officializing of it by publishing it in a dictionary. ahhh, the english language...ever dynamic. no wonder it's so hard for foreigners to learn. and for me to keep up on (which might explain my lack of posting of late)...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

a word and a promise.

i will try to do better. that's my promise. now here's my word:

mazy \MAY-zee\, adjective:

Resembling a maze in form or complexity; winding; intricate; confusing; perplexing.

awesome! it looks like the exact kind of word i would make up to describe something, well, mazy.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

supposedly is supposably incorrect?

yes. it's incorrect, but not in the way some people might think. i have found (much to my chagrin) that supposably is an actual word...but, to my unrelenting joy, it is not what people think it is. confused? well, here are the definitions:

(click the images to make them larger and, therefore, legible, which is the whole point, right?)

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the problem is, most people who say supposably mean it as supposedly. as in, "he supposably had the 24-hour flu, which is why he called in sick yesterday." this misuse makes my skin crawl (which is actually the same reaction i have when i hear the word irregardless). in looking up the prickly word, my favorite discovery was this:

i felt such satisfaction when i found that. and, upon further investigation, i found that we are not the only people to blog about this.

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are you happy now, rachelle? :)