Punctuation is for writing, not speaking. Although we might emphasize spoken sarcasm with finger-made air scare quotes, we probably wouldn’t mention commas or say, “I love you, period.” (Unless you’re singing along with Dan Bard and Homemade Sin). But a new dictation feature on Google Docs will require punctuation by vocal shout-out.
Maybe you thought awesomesauce was some fabricated interjection, coined just for this endearingly goofy Discover Card commercial. Silly you. Awesomesauce led the herd of recently added words to the Oxford Dictionaries' online version.
Authors and digital publishers who have looked to Colborne Communications for editing, design and project management can now mount funding campaigns with it, too. This week, Toronto-based Colborne announced it will acquire Pubslush, a book-oriented crowdfunding company.
Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution states, in part, that "[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." When that amendment was ratified in 1868, the primary purpose of Section I was to bestow American citizenship on the country's nearly four million newly freed slaves following the Civil War, granting them, at least on paper, the same ri
It surprised no one that last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate sent Twitter into a tizzy. While the sentiments if many of those tweets were the predictable mud-slinging, faulty logic, and one-sided rhetoric heard during every presidential election, one relatively new epithet was making the rounds that night: cuckservative.