We've had some fun with cake wrecks before, and it looks like it's that time again. My son Levi's 6th birthday is this weekend, so I couldn't resist sharing this gem,
If you've ever been mortified by submitting a document with a big ole typo (and who among us hasn't?), you may take comfort in the recent kerfuffle over Mitt Romney's iphone app snafu.
And here I thought the Brits had better command of English than we do. (image from
To close Apostrophe Appreciation Week, I’ve uncovered the ground zero (or patient #1, if you prefer) of apostrophe catastrophes. This explains a lot!
Enjoy your V.D. indeed! Apart from the infelicitous abbreviation, what’s with dropping the second period? It’s gotta be
A few years ago, Theresa Wagner applied for a position as a legal writing professor at the University of Iowa Law School. She didn’t get the job, and she filed a lawsuit claiming that the decision not to hire her was based on illegal discrimination against her conservative political views: she had been active in pro-life organizations. One article about her case argues that diversity in the ivory tower does not extend to conservatives.
The Huffington Post reports that Steven Soderbergh, director of Ocean’s 11 and Sex, Lies, and Videotape, has been hit with a paternity suit.
Apostrophe Man is adorable.
Yesterday’s riddler illustrated the distinction between who (for people) and that (for things). In case you didn’t believe me when I said that lots of good writers mess up the who-that (who dat?) distinction, here’s a quote from a recent NY Times article on American Idol: “If they can create another
Welcome to the MILF law firm. No, it’s not a new sitcom about sexy, opting-back-in-after-baby moms who hang out a shingle, determined to practice law on their own terms this time around. (I do see some potential there, though.) MILF is an actual firm, the Mohammed Ibrahim law firm, based in Oman. Although the firm advises clients on international issues, its lawyers apparently weren’t aware of MILF’s popularity as an American slang term. Nor does the term likely translate well into Arabic. Then there’s that pesky redundancy problem. MILF stands for Mohammed Ibrahim law firm, but the website is www.milflawfirm.com. So, it’s the Mohammed Ibrahim law firm law firm. A poignant but hilarious example of [...]