The Angry Grammarian

Am I the only one who twitches when I hear someone say, "I'm very OCD" about something or other? I say it sounds wrong; OC is an adjective, OCD is a noun. Is this right, or am I just being too OC ab...

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Posted Feb. 18, 2009 | Comments: 2

The Angry Grammarian

What form of speech is "facebooking"? I was involved in a heated debate and near traffic accident over whether it's a gerund or past participle. Please help me preserve my current auto insurance rat...

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Posted Feb. 11, 2009 | Comments: 0

The Angry Grammarian

As usual, The New York Times is full of cowards. They had a great opportunity last week to drop a stake in the sand and settle scores, but instead they skirted the issue. Pansies. Until the iron ham...

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Posted Feb. 4, 2009 | Comments: 1

The Angry Grammarian

So my dad calls me today from Erie, Pa., and asks me, "How would you say that the temperature is 14 degrees below zero?" "Well, I would say it's fucking cold, Dad." "No no, would you say it was 'min...

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Posted Jan. 28, 2009 | Comments: 3

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WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Council run
By Randy LoBasso

Those who’ve been following along probably already know: Local comedian and marijuana legalization activist N.A. Poe is running on the Libertarian Party ticket for the May 20 special election resulting from former Councilman-at-Large Bill Green vacating his seat to join the School Reform Commission. After a weird week in the news, which included some online tussles [...]

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An open love letter to Wawa
By Josh Kruger

Have you heard? Today is Wawa’s 50th Birthday! And to honor the hoagie and drink factory that’s saved us from all sort of bouts (mostly with hunger), I’ve written a solemn letter to you, Wawa, because let’s be real: You’re worth it. First, you’re one of the few places in the city where we can (thanks [...]