A few weeks ago I read this article about 7 cultural concepts we don’t have in the U.S. (My favorite is hygge, the Danish concept of coziness and comfort. I’m so good at hygge I sometimes don’t leave my house for an entire weekend). Concepts that are difficult to translate from culture to culture fascinate me. I… Continue reading 7 Concepts That Need Words
What verbal tic drives me crazy? I’m so glad you asked! Some people hate the word moist, but it really doesn’t bother me. What bothers me are made up compound words like staycation. Guesstimate. I notice professional people using this in place of estimate all the time. Orientated. I’m not sure this is actually a… Continue reading I Guesstimate the Devastation to Your Staycation Will be So Stinkin’ Stunning!
I made a list of things that annoy me. It’s long. You are not shocked. One thing I’ve always detested, writing-wise, is what I refer to as yearbook-speak. Specifically, I’m referring to the way yearbook captions are written. Maybe it was just my school that specialized in this annoying Yodaesque sentence construction, but I think… Continue reading Writing on the Internet is Jenny
Friends, you know I only #GrammarPolice you because I love you, right? I don’t do it for me, I do it for you. I don’t do it because an encounter with poor grammar makes me cringe, cry, and vomit. I don’t do it because my forehead is flat from banging it on my desk every… Continue reading A Grammar Lesson