(This is far from a complete set. I’m sure you, being the astute and creative readers you are, can come up with many more.)
Let’s take the “U mad bro” concept. We say that (or type it) when it’s clear someone’s taken offense because they’ve been called out on something. Continue reading “Register: Five examples”
One of my Twitter followers (I can’t bring myself to refer to them as tweeps in public, sorry) emailed me with a question about the proper use of the Latin abbreviation “ca.” It seems she’d worked with an author who claimed he had never encountered it before despite being “someone with a graduate degree, [who has] written thousands of papers, read 100s of books.”
Forgive my incredulity, but all right; he says he’s never seen it.
I’ve seen it plenty and I don’t have a graduate degree. I see it in periodicals like National Geographic and Smithsonian. I see it in resources like encyclopedias. I see it all over.
But in any case, here’s the deal. Continue reading “It’s a Circa Circus”
Because it’s Calvin and Hobbes, that’s why.