Telephone

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Recent Comments

  1. 8 days ago on Loose Parts

    Umm… That’s what strikes you as problematic in this strip?

  2. 10 days ago on Daddy's Home

    Take a picture of it and text it to the teacher.

  3. 21 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I actually feel like “person-first” shifts the emphasis the wrong direction, if anything. It uses more words to describe the attribute than the subject, so you subconsciously give it more weight. We also tend to weigh the final word in a phrase more heavily (probably because of the adjective-noun normal usage). Overall it just has the stink of pseudo-psychology made up to make someone feel superior. Every time I hear it used I automatically assume the user considers themselves superior to the person they are describing. It just hits my ear as pretentious posturing.

  4. 22 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Exactly the same thing. “Fast car” is adjective-noun, so is “disabled person”. Standard English formation is that the adjective precedes the noun in most cases. You can add a verb to make “Person who is disabled”, but it is an awkward and non-standard construct.

  5. 23 days ago on In the Bleachers

    The San Francisco 49ers could have used him Monday night!

  6. 23 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    The problem with the “person first” way of describing someone is that English doesn’t work that way. Next time you are passed on the free way try commenting “Boy, that sure was a car that goes fast!”.

  7. about 1 month ago on Frazz

    And all the people confusing mimeograph copies with ditto copies are revealing that they aren’t as old as all that!

  8. about 2 months ago on Luann Againn

    Well, according to 101 Dalmatians it’s paving stones.

  9. 2 months ago on Andy Capp

    Your favorite beer is: FreeYour second favorite is: Cold

  10. 3 months ago on Pluggers

    I can work with that…