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 July 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that the federal Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting federal recognition of gay marriages was unconstitutional.  Enthusiastically signed in 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton curiously right before his reelection campaign, the law was one of the most queer-hostile policies in recent American history. At the center of [...]

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Women’s Law Project hits PA universities on gender discrimination
By Randy LoBasso

Nine universities—all in Pennsylvania—failed to provide “equal athletic opportunity” to their female students, according to an advocacy group dedicated to promoting the rights and status of women. According to the Women’s Law Project, nine Pennsylvania state universities failed to meet Title IX Education Amendments of 1972. The universities include Bloomsburg, Cheyney, Clarion, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, [...]