Category Archives: Rants & Raves

Not interested in US history? Consider Britain’s recent tax experience.

I saw an interesting article this morning as I perused my email and drank my morning tea. Given my choice of beverage, it is appropriate that the item that caught my eye was out of the British press, namely from … Continue reading

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Considering a tax increase? Read your history first!

Yes, I am doing it again, dipping a toe, or maybe an entire foot, into perilous political waters. I can’t help it. The ongoing debate leaves me screaming with frustration. So I will try once again, with the help of … Continue reading

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The Word Cop – Less isn’t more. It’s fewer!

Greetings, gentle readers! The Word Cop was enjoying a peaceful lunch break just now, listening to the news and attempting to ignore the commercials. In spite of my best efforts, one commercial intruded on my reveries and the fighting Word … Continue reading

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The world still needs a Word Cop

As we move into a New Year, I keep hoping I can lay down the mantel of The Word Cop. Then I see a title such as this one: “How to Standout in a Shrinking Economy – Publish or Perish!” … Continue reading

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The Word Cop Pleads for Verb Variety

The Word Cop is back and shaking her head in despair.  This time she despairs over the fact that current popular vernacular appears to contain only 2 verbs.  Those two are “go” and “I’m like”.  That second one isn’t even … Continue reading

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Good Grammar Lives! Kudos from the Word Cop

I’ve aired plenty of beefs about crimes against the English language.  There’s certainly no shortage of material for ranting.  Today, however, I have a rave.  It’s a rare thing from me, so enjoy it. My kudos today go to a … Continue reading

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Un-buh-lievable: The Word Cop takes on vowels

All of us endure a constant onslaught of advertising, particularly on television.  I do my best to tune out most of it.  In fact, I love my mute button when I can get to it.  However, when I am cooking … Continue reading

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