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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