Dat Oxford Comma

One example here of why we believe the Oxford Comma remains necessary even in today’s English language.     Images via...

Mufti a la Rankin

“Mufti” If given this word in a board game and forced to make up a definition, what would yours be? I came across it in a book by Ian Rankin, Resurrection Men. It was the first I’ve read of his many novels, and I saw why he is accounted such a Master...

Etymysteries Solved, or At Least Pondered

This was an excellent find from over on Twitter: 10 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Their Era My favorites were the original hipster, described as being “The White Negro” by Norman Mailer in 1957, which I think may be illuminating to the strange beings...