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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . a tick-tock film of the events of 9/11. . . . “
News Item: “. . . a methodical tick-tock of the sexual-harassment allegations
against. . . .”
John Teets, a Key West, Fla., reader, writes:
“When did timelines become tick-tocks, and when can we have adulthood back?”
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that the first syllable of ‘gigabyte’ is pronounced JIG?
But not quite.


From the QT Archive of Knowldedge

+ Bananas are a berry.
+ Raspberries aren’t.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Simmons College warns that the suffix  “-phobia” for words describing phobias should be avoided, as it might be offensive to people who have phobias.

QT 2018 vote count countdown update

News Headline:
“Pocket of air found where man’s brain should have been.”
Finally, a scientific explanation for Donald Trump’s base.

In other news. . . .

News Item: Investigators have determined an old wooden wreck found on the Alabama Gulf Coast isn’t the last slave ship to land in the United States. . . .”
In other news, the Trump administration announced it was looking at new ways to rebuild the infrastructure.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Frozen Food Month.
And March.

The New Normal in the news

News Headline: “If Trump meets King Jong Un, who will be his Kissinger?”
News Headline: “Dennis Rodman offers help as Trump prepares for Kim meeting.”
Asked and answered.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances.”
News Headline: “Tool-using monkeys suck shellfish dry.”
Ah, nature.

Widespread looting in the news

News Headline: “Big firms push to overturn mining ban near Grand Canyon.”
All right.
But only if we leave room for an oil pipeline down the middle.

Day 417, America held hostage

News Headline:
“Trump fires secretary of state with tweet.”
News Headline: “Would you volunteer for a one-way trip to Mars?”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.