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  • The Seperation

    11/30/2020 2:54:43 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 41 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 11/30/20 | Rebecca
    Donald Trump is the result of a fracturing, dysfunctional polity whose leaders have lost credibility. Removing the man will not change the forces that created him. Our times are Lincoln’s. For decades, politics attempted to accommodate the “peculiar institution” with individual liberty. The Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, all attempted to reconcile irreconcilable ends. But the conflict could not be resolved within the system. Bayonets accomplished what the Constitution could not. Perhaps no contemporary issue can be compared to slavery. But, taken together, the multitude and significance of our present differences at least equal those of...
  • Attackers Burn Church to the Ground After It Defies Lockdown, “I Bet You Stay Home Now Hypokrits”

    05/21/2020 6:01:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/21/20 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi church that is suing to stay open during the coronavirus shutdowns was destroyed by arson Wednesday, according to local officials. Fox News reports someone also spray-painted graffiti on the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, including a message that read, “I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic].” Local authorities said there was an explosion in the front of the church, and the building caught fire sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday. Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Major Kelly McMillian told the local news that the fire is being investigated as a criminal act of arson....
  • These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

    05/21/2019 5:02:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 May 2019 | Mallory Hughes
    (CNN) Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn't even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze a decade's worth of words and find out what knocked out Bee contestants in the final round. Bondieuserie [bohn-dyooz-ree]: banal and often shoddy religious art (almost all religious art) Zenaida [zen-eye-da]: any bird of a genus of tropical American pigeons (know of some Mexican...
  • Language laughs

    01/27/2019 7:05:02 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    For years an email has been circulating about the “Washington Post's Mensa invitational” which includes a very clever list of words made by changing common words. ORIGINAL EMAIL: The Washington Post's Mensa invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the 2009 winners: 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time. 2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole. 3. Intaxication : Euphoria at...
  • Al Sharpton Messes Up Spelling of Legendary Aretha Franklin Song: 'R-E-S-P-I-C-T'

    08/19/2018 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 19, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC’s "PoliticsNation" host Rev. Al Sharpton called on President Donald Trump to be respectful in his rhetoric toward women but inadvertently misquoted legendary singer Aretha Franklin's most famous lyric. Sharpton was addressing Trump’s insults toward Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant who wrote a new tell-all book criticizing him. Trump called Newman a "dog," a favorite insult of his that Sharpton called an "animalistic slur." "I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal," Sharpton said. Sharpton concluded his comments with a reference to Franklin's 1967...
  • Mocking Trump Spelling Mistake, Chris Cuomo Makes One Himself

    04/20/2018 4:51:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Friendly advice to Chris Cuomo: when mocking President Trump over a spelling mistake, try to avoid making a mistake yourself . . . On CNN this morning, Cuomo went out of his way to note that in a tweet about James Comey, the prez misspelled “shady” as “shadey.” Continued Cuomo: “unless [Trump was] maybe referring to Slim Shadey, the alternate persona of Eminem.” Here’s the problem, Chris: Eminem spells it Slim Shady. Not Slim Shadey. Ruh-roh! Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Any interwiews or rallys with Bill Clinton today?

    10/10/2016 2:43:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    0/10/2016 | me
    I'm kinda a news hound,have looked,can't find any.Post them if you got them
  • 6 Grammatical Errors That Need to Stop Now

    08/30/2015 10:38:18 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 377 replies
    July 09, 2015 | Jonathan Long
    Proper grammar seems to be a thing of the past -- why stress about tiny technicalities, right? Wrong.You should be a grammar stickler for many reasons. Do you want to risk turning off potential clients, employers and connections because of grammatical mistakes?Many people are so concerned with what they are saying in an email or text message that they completely forget to pay attention to how they are saying it. If you chose to turn grammar mode off when you are communicating with friends, that is one thing, but there is absolutely no reason to send a professional communication that contains errors.Here...
  • Carly Fiorina’s Facebook Fans Outshine Donald Trump’s — In Grammar and Spelling

    08/07/2015 9:41:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 5, 2015
    Carly Fiorina‘s Facebook fans may be disappointed that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO didn’t make the cut for the Republican primetime debate Thursday. But her online loyalists do have a modest consolation: They win the prize for best grammar, spelling and punctuation among the major candidates’ backers. Who fares worst? Fans of frontrunner Donald Trump, who is at the top of the polls and has also dominated social-media discussions. That’s based on analysis from automated-proofreading company Grammarly, which evaluated the supporters of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
  • What's Up With Amazon Product Reviews?

    05/29/2015 10:27:21 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 47 replies
    Vanity | 05/30/2015 | 4Runner
    Lately I've noticed the product reviews on Amazon have become free of typos and misspellings and all errors in usage. This is absolutely weird if you think about it. For the longest time (years) these product reviews were peppered with grammatical errors, misspellings, punctuation errors and inconsistencies as one would kind of expect, coming as they did from purchasers who are not professional writers and who represent a cross section of varying educational and experience backgrounds. Now, however, the reviews from five stars on down to one star all read as though they've come straight out of Consumer Reports magazine....
  • How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

    02/10/2015 6:30:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 126 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 9 ,2015 | Luba Vangelova
    Johnny in Topeka can’t read, but Janne in Helsinki is effortlessly finishing his storybooks. Such a disparity may be expected by now, but the reason might come as a surprise: It probably has much less to do with teaching style and quality than with language. Simply put, written English is great for puns but terrible for learning to read or write. It’s like making children from around the world complete an obstacle course to fully participate in society but requiring the English-speaking participants to wear blindfolds. Adults who have already mastered written English tend to forget about its many quirks....
  • English Hieroglyphics are fun and easy to read

    10/22/2013 12:47:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 47 replies
    Rantrave.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: easy way to understand sight-words.] Hey, wait a minute, you're thinking. There's no such thing as English hieroglyphics. There are Egyptian hieroglyphics, Sumerian hieroglyphics, maybe some others. But English? No way. Yeah, you know that. But does a six-year-old kid know that? Not hardly. You know what this means? The school system can pull a fast one. Teachers point to a word-– "house" -– and say, "This design is pronounced 'house.' Memorize it." Presto, that English phonetic word is now English hieroglyphics, simply by saying it is. That's what American public schools did circa 1930; they changed all English...
  • 'Hands up if you know how to spell Nato': Obama and Cameron stun Welsh primary school...

    09/04/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 4, 2014 | MARK DUELL
    Pupils at a Welsh primary school were today left stunned when, of all people, Barack Obama and David Cameron walked into their classroom. Mr Obama greeted the smiling youngsters of Mount Pleasant Primary School in Welsh by saying ‘bore da’ - ‘good morning’. He then listened to a welcome message, thanking him for being the first serving US president to visit Wales. The road along Ruskin Avenue was faced by the sight of scores of police officers and the presidential convoy pulling up at the school gates. The president and Prime Minister were in Rogerstone, near Newport, ahead of the...
  • YARD SARD...?

    07/10/2014 9:42:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    -or YALE SALE?  You decide! More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Chicago Public Schools prom slogan: ‘This Is Are Story’

    06/11/2014 2:00:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | June 10, 2014 | Hilary Gowins
    It’s hard to deny just how poorly Chicago’s public schools are performing when it hits you in the face. Such is the case with Paul Robeson High School’s 2014 prom theme: “This is Are Story.” That image came from veteran investigative reporter Chuck Goudie, who posted this image on his Facebook page. Some people might enjoy mocking the irony of the gross misuse of vocabulary. But unless the organizers of the prom festivities planned the wording this way as a joke, there’s nothing funny about the situation.
  • Obama’s Spelling Snafu: Obama Flubs Spelling of 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' During Aretha Franklin Tribute

    03/07/2014 12:05:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    President Obama spoke about respect when talking about Aretha Franklin’s famed “RESPECT” song Thursday night at the White House, but he clearly failed to show her that same respect when he spelt the name of her hit song wrong. The White House hosted soul singers for a concert, including Aretha Franklin, who performed at the President’s 2009 Inauguration, Patti LaBelle, and Ariana Grande. President Obama told the crowd, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…” The crowd roared in laughter before allowing the President to finish his introduction. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Oops-Obama Shares His 'R-S-P-E-C-T' for the 'Women of Soul' [No Dan Quayle Treatment for Clown]

    03/07/2014 2:54:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | Mary Bruce
    President Obama has nothing but "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" for the women of soul, even if he accidentally misspelled the title of Aretha Franklin's signature anthem. In an "oops" moment tonight, the president dropped a letter when paying tribute to the one and only Franklin at the White House concert series event, "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul." "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her...
  • I-C-K: Planned Parenthood of NYC hosts spelling bee about sex and STDs

    12/03/2013 1:14:01 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 3, 2013
    NEW YORK, December 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If you've ever wanted to help abortion facility escorts by spelling out parts of human genitalia and STDs in public, Planned Parenthood of New York City has the event for you. PPNYC's Action Fund Activist Council is holding a spelling bee about sex and STDs in Long Island next Wednesday to raise funds. The event, “Let's Spell About Sex,” vows: “We promise to offer everything you ever wanted to spell about sex but were afraid to ask.” Promotional materials add that participants have the chance to win “sexy prizes.” All proceeds go to...
  • UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”

    11/27/2013 5:03:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”Posted By Mark Tapson On November 27, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments About 25 graduate students “of color” staged a sit-in in professor Val Rust’s UCLA classroom recently, alleging that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. As partial evidence of that poisonous climate, they complained that the grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals are a form of racial “micro-aggression.”The demonstration stemmed from a new report stating that UCLA’s policies and procedures don’t...
  • Professor says kids no longer need to learn spelling and grammar because of smartphones

    08/04/2013 11:13:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 119 replies
    Professor says kids no longer need to learn spelling and grammar because of smartphones The Daily Caller 4 hours ago Education Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion,...