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literally slice the fourth amendment in half

I was checking out literally, a web log ("an English language grammar blog tracking abuse of the word "literally") when  i came across this article entitled literally slice the fourth amendment in half:  introducing the fourth amendment shipping tape.

why?  explains the inventor here:  "You can put this shipping tape on your packages and your airplane luggage. Every time I fly, my luggage gets a card in it telling me how “for my protection” they have searched it.  Now, when they open my luggage, they will have to literally slice the 4th amendment in half in order to do this."

the clever design is slanted so it appears as a continuous running line or as a block of text.  

you can get it as a gift if you join the EFF, or buy it directly from their store.

edit:  the literally, a web log blog pointed out that this was one of the rarer posts highlighting a correct use of the word literally.

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from an email from my mom:

What Are These Christmas Songs? Answers are below the cut.

  1. Move hitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their belief
  2. Embellish interior passageways
  3. Vertically challenged adolescent percussionist
  4. Natal celebration devoid of color as a hallucinatory phenomenon for me
  5. Majestic triplet referred to in the first person plural
  6. Twelve o'clock on a clement night witnessed its arrival
  7. Soundless nocturnal period
  8. The Yuletide occurrence preceding all others
  9. Precious metal musical devices
  10. Omnipotent Supreme Being who elicits respite to ecstatic distinguished males
  11. Caribou with vermilion olfactory appendage
  12. Allow crystalline formations to descend
  13. Bipedal traveling through an amazing acreage during the periods between December 21st and March 21st
  14. Exclamatory remark concerning a diminutive municipality in Judea
  15. Southwest of Jerusalem

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the apostrophe catastrophe

i was collecting reference material on english grammar here at work (specifically the apostrophe tonight) in a futile yet noble effort to educate the hapless typists whose atrocious grammar i correct all night long, when i came across this:


these made my day here at work, correcting endless bad english grammar :-)

see also:

and finally, i must buy this book once i'm no longer drowning in incomprehensible debt, which i have in fact spotted in our very own mochas cafe. (the book, i mean, not the debt.)

okay, back to work.  laters.

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