Monthly Archives: February 2015

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QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Hank Heasler
Yellowstone National Park geologist Henry Heasler has reassured the public that there will be no super eruption “in the foreseeable future.”
When asked how he defined the foreseeable future, he said, “You know, a couple of weeks.”

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language (Super Bowl Edition)

Marshawn Lynch
News Headline: “Marshawn Lynch, boycotting Skittles and why the media needs to get off their high horse.”
T.D., a Spokane, Wash., reader, writes:
“I recall QT’s reminders that  ‘media’ is a plural noun, not singular. But how often have you seen it used both ways at once?”
News Headline: “Patriots deflate Seahawks with late interception. . . .”
News Headline: “Deflate this: Patriots storm back from 10 points down. . . .”
News Headline: “Patriots’ title will be a deflate accompli. . . .”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
And keeping in mind that baseball spring training arrives XXVIII days after Super Bowl XLIX, is it time for QT’s annual reminder that while in a ballpark, the correct past tense of “fly” is “flied”?
You could look it up.