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The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators


Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has named 44 valedictorians.
And nine salutatorians.

Limitations of statues. . . .


News Headline: “Does the U.S. keep immigrant children in cages?”
And finally time to change the inscription:

                  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
                            I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

                                              Ha. Just Kidding.

In other news. . . .


News Headline:State Department spokeswoman uses D-Day as an example of long relationship with Germany.”
Almost better when they’re lying than trying to get it right.
Less embarrassing for all concerned.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . involves flying up to 50,000 km, circumventing the world. . . .”
News Item: “. . . the first person to circumvent the Earth. . . .”
And aren’t there days when you wish you could have?

The last best hope of mankind in the news


News Headline: “Trump unable to remember words to ‘God Bless America’ at fake fan rally.”
Let’s try to be positive.
Let’s try this:
Russia has thrown some of its worst at us.
And we’re still here.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . with the reimagined 2019 Jeep Cherokee. . . .”
J.K., a Chicago reader, wants to know when “redesigned” became “reimagined,” and when can we have redesigning back?
And is it almost time for QT’s biennial reminder that a horse doesn’t chomp at the bit, but champs at the bit, and that we don’t wait with baited breath, but bated breath?
Almost.

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From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Gay marriage will destroy America as we know it.”
News Headline: “Cultural Christianity may destroy America as we know it.”
So the race is on.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Philadelphia mayor says Donald Trump is a ‘fragile egomaniac’ after president disinvites Eagles.”
Next up:
Trump announces a wall around Philadelphia.
And Pittsburgh will pay for it.

QT Summer Travel Advisory


News Headline:
“America’s top 10 beaches of 2018.”
And time for QT’s summer reminder that with each barefoot step you take on beach sand, you are stepping on hundreds and sometimes thousands of extremely tiny creatures, many with snapping jaws, spiked appendages and spidery hairs.
They are called meiofauna.
You can’t see them.
But they are there.
Just be careful not to think about them.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators


Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Fla., has named 25 valedictorians.
And one salutatorian.