Friday, July 13, 2007

A List Of Recent Lexical Trends That I Am Against

1) Quotation marks used for emphasis.
The End.

Have you seen this in ads and signs? We have over 15 years of "experience". The "best" in town. We treat your car "right". I think what's going on here is that people for whom English is not a native tongue see quotations being used as a sarcasm indicator, but think that they're being used for sarcastic hyperboyle. Which is to say, they understand that sarcasm is being used, but they think that the quotations are there to add emphasis to the sarcasm, not to indicate the sarcasm itself.

Anyway people, cut it out.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ok, seriously guys

Seriously, someone's playing a joke on me, right? These can't possibly be real:

And also...

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


So there's a little market Tuesdays at Trinity Bellwoods park, that I pass by on my way home. Occasionally I'll buy a loaf of bread or some veg if it looks good. They're having this 100 mile potluck dinner challenge, wherein you make a dish only from things grown within a 100 mile radius, for to promote sustainability and local produce and such.

I kind of want to sign up for it and bring, I don't know, a delicious broccoli in cheddar sauce with kale, chard and endive salad, watch them eat it, then reveal, to their horror that everything was washed and steamed in Fiji water. You know, like that episode of South Park with Radiohead?v "What?! Noooooooooo! *barf* Noooooooooo!"

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

5 Celebrities with whom I share a birthday

  1. Louis Gossett Jr
  2. Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes
  3. Andre 3000 (nee Benjamin) (exact, same year)
  4. Jamie Olivier (exact, same year)
  5. Henry Kissinger