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Did the Dictionary Redefine Assault Rifle? NO. Here’s Why

Making the rounds lately is the prospect that Merriam-Webster has “changed” the entry for “assault rifle” in context with the Parkland shooting, or in response to a politically-motivated push to alter how we use words. However, this possibly very misleading. … Continue reading

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Rant: “No Problem” Is A Valid Reply to Thanks or Sorry

One common phrase of mine is “no problem” when responding to someone who is either thanking me for something I did for them, or when responding to someone who is apologizing for some way they believed they slighted me. If … Continue reading

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Songsmith Sunday DS-005: Double Dactyl Poem: Ronjamin’s Duel

I got such a crippling sonnet-writer’s block this week for Sonnet Sunday, that I decided to revamp it to “Songsmith Sunday,” offering me greater liberty to alter the type of poetry by the month, and I’ve declared March to be … Continue reading

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Sonnet Sunday DS-004: Jeremy’s Krill Quip

It is my goal this year to write at least one sonnet per week for all of this year, and possibly beyond. For rules and discussion of sonnet structure, pop over to this introduction. I was struggling for a topic … Continue reading

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Masterlist of British vs US Words: Boot vs Trunk, Chips vs Fries, etc.

Just a quick but extensive list of words that are different in the UK-at-large from American English, but are generally the same thing. US: Chips (Doritos, etc) Brit: Crisps US: french fries, potato wedges Brit: chips US: Cookies (Oreos, etc) … Continue reading

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“Weekly Double Crosser” Puzzle Concept

This is a crossword puzzle concept I came up with sometime around 2003, but never really tried aggressively publishing any, until now. I’m putting it out there to see whether anyone might like this concept to become a legit weekly … Continue reading

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Can Facts Be False? YES. Here’s Why.

I assert that facts are objectively-provable statements, regardless of whether they are objectively true or objectively false.

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Sonnet Sunday for 2018-0210 / DS-002: Oh Brother, How Type Thou

For rules and discussion of sonnet formats, pop over to this introduction. This week’s sonnet is autobiographical, about a decision to buy a typewriter with gift money when I was a teenager, juuuust before computers really became mainstream. A ways … Continue reading

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Dear D2 Iron Banner Player: You Must Absolutely Do This

Dear all players of Iron Banner everywhere: If you ever play the Leviathan map, please, for the love of all things, you — ~~ M-U-S-T ~~ A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y ~~ 1. Capture A as highest possible priority. If A is not captured, … Continue reading

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Sonnet Sunday for 2018-0203 / DS-001: Olympic Challenges

I decided to start off on an Olympics theme, given the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will soon begin. See this introduction for concerns about sonnet form =) The winter games will shortly come to pass; I have no way … Continue reading

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