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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item
: “. . . under the yolk of tyranny. . . .”
For those who like their oppression over easy.

This just in. . . .

News Headlne:
“Giving up porn for Lent means drop in computer viruses.”
This should be of special  interest to Donald Trump’s evangelicals.

The national conversation in the news

News Headline: “Facebook. Twitter and Snap take hits: Social media
crackdown imminent?”

QT 2018 vote count countdown update

News Headline:
“Neo-Nazi wins GOP nomination for Illinois congressional seat.”
But let’s keep this straight:
Republicans are not pro-Nazi.
Republicans are soft on Nazis.

From the QT news ticker

News Headline: “A major breakthrough?”
News Headline: “Is this a trap?”
News Headline: “Is it possible to serve honorably in Trump administration?”
News Headline: ” ‘Am I OK with my son oinking in Swedish?’ ”
No, yes, no, by all means.
See how easy?

We have seen the present, and it does not work

News Headline: “Indian publisher urged to pull children’s book calling Hitler a ‘great leader.’ ”
But let’s remember.
There were very fine people on both sides.

In other news. . . .

News Headline:
“Trump’s tax law could make getting divorced even worse.”
News Headline: “Donald Trump Jr. is heading for a divorce.”
Sometimes life is fair.

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.