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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In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight
By Randy LoBasso

Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein, a member of Philly’s [...]

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KKK affiliate starts neighborhood watch–what could possibly go wrong?
By Josh Kruger

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 41 hate groups actively operate in Pennsylvania. In York County, an affiliate of the KKK and longtime nemesis of the SPLC has decided to “give back” to its community: by starting a neighborhood watch group. “A local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched a [...]