…with the dude wrote up this page on the proper spelling of St. Paddy’s Day.
- “St. Patty? No, ye goat!”
- “Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig, hence those mysterious, emerald double-Ds.”
- “Shamrock Shakes are boggin’ and will make you boke…”
A public service announcement from the one and only Kat Foster.
By manually typing emoji into our Gchat windows.
Both mustache and moustache are appropriate spellings.
: historical soldiers who fought on horseback.
: the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified.
ORIGIN from late Latin calvaria ‘skull,’ translation of Greek
According to The Onion it’s fixin’s:
“Fixin’s Added To Food Pyramid
WASHINGTON, DC—Updating the dietary guide to reflect current U.S. eating habits, the Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it has added a “fixin’s” food group to the USDA Food Pyramid. “We recommend five to eight daily servings from the fixin’s group, which includes such hearty sides as cole slaw, mashed potatoes, steak fries, baked beans, and mac ‘n’ cheese,” Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said. “So go ahead and treat yourself to all the fixin’s you want. They’re not only free, they’re recommended.” Also falling within the fixin’s group, Veneman said, are burger toppings, including fried onions, cheese sauce, and bacon-smothered mushrooms.”
Works for me.
…doughnut. It’s just donut these days.
Recently (ok, two years ago) when looking for advice on whether to go with “who” or “whom” in a particular sentence, a coworker of mine just said outright, “Oh, it doesn’t matter. Whom is dead.”
That was the answer she got when speaking with an editor over at Wired, and I tend to believe the people at Wired. Even when I don’t believe the people at Wired, it’s easier to submit than to figure out a way to argue.
An old article in The Economist talks about this, too, in the most long-winded way humanly possible.
So… in conclusion, “whom” is a word so antiquated that it’s quickly phasing out of use, and always sounds awkward, right? So I’ll never get hung up on it again.
According to m-w:
“Definition of éclair
: a usually chocolate-frosted oblong pastry filled with whipped cream or custard
Origin of éclair
: French, literally, lightning
First Known Use: 1861”
That’s awesome, I guess.