Fox & friends

News Headline: “Stone on Hannity: ‘I’m targeted because they want to silence me.’ ”
In much the same way we might want to silence a car alarm that keeps going off in the neighborhood.
And has it been 4,471 days since Sean Hannity promised he would undergo waterboarding to prove it isn’t torture?
Not that anyone is counting.

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We have seen the present, and it does not work


News Headline: “Duke grad program director steps down after saying foreign students should speak English.”
Pssst.
Duke.
Something you may not have noticed:
The Chinese students, in speaking Chinese in front of those who didn’t, were committing a microaggression in the form of a horizontal oppression leading to a microinvalidation and threatened safe space.
Might be best to expel the whole student body, just to be safe.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:

When writing about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, should we always capitalize the word ‘the,’ as in, The White House?”
No. It is “the White House.”
Only on occasion  does a proper name include a “the,” as in The Ohio State University.
Or the rock guitarist The Edge.
Who came to us from U2.
Which is not The U2.
Which isn’t to mention the rock band The The.
Which reminds QT of another band: Was (Not Was).
Which isn’t anymore.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

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