The sounds of silence

House Speaker

News Headline: “Gun violence requires more than moments of silence: Obama.”
But the Democratic House sit-in is still out of line.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and his Republicans need to get back to work:
A moment of silence for the nation’s hungry.
A moment of silence for underpaid workers.
A moment of silence for the environment.
A moment of silence for the infrastructure.
A moment of silence for. . . .

Continue Reading

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) on the public reaction to the Orlando shootings:
I think the American people find it ridiculous that in response to an ISIS terror attack the Democrats go on high-dungeon that. . . .”
H.R., an Atlanta reader, writes that it isn’t “dungeon,” which is what Ted Cruz often rates being thrown into, but “dudgeon,” which is a state of anger.
And Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, asks if it is time for the annual reminder that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending.” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching.”
And K.R., a Baltimore readers, asks if it is time for the biennial reminder that things may comprise other things but not be comprised of them.
And. . . .


Continue Reading