“Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the first and surname on the licence,” read a letter from June 2007 from an officer working within the Garda’s traffic division. “Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times officers have made this mistake. “It is quite embarrassing to […]
Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (now that everyone else is done with it), I couldn’t help but notice a few double entendres and wondering if they were deliberate. Perhaps I am just encumbered by the foreknowledge that this fantasy has fathered flotillas of filthy fanfic, or by knowing that J.K. Rowling is doubtlessly aware of that fact, or maybe it’s just my dirty mind playing tricks on me. Judge for yourself
At the comics font site Blambot, Nate Piekos has a fascinating article on Comics Grammar and Tradition, detailing the conventions of comics lettering. Of personal interest to me, because comics is how I learned to read and write English. Which would explain why, for example, I kept writing in ALL CAPS for a long time… […]
YouTube – Push – Trailer (2009). [via Lucius Sheppard]: Push is Jumper with telekinesis, If you saw Jumper you know this is not a affirmative statement. It’s a movie full of quick cuts, special effects, and young lads with exciting haircuts…and that’s about it. Some cool superpower usage here, though.