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Date : May 2011

According to Whom?

Categories: Fixing English, Pet Peeve
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Published on: 2011.05.26

I’m often irritated by poor grammar and spelling on the internet (and elsewhere), but lately what bugs me even more are the random “rules” bandied about by the grammar police. If you and a friend are playing Monopoly and disagree on the rules, you can always check the list of rules included with the game.[…]

Just End the Fourth Amendment Already

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Published on: 2011.05.16

Related News Story: Supreme Court OKs More Warrantless Searches Over the years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been adding more and more exceptions to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which says in its entirety:

Time To Grow Up

Categories: Pet Peeve
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Published on: 2011.05.07

(Don’t be fooled; the following isn’t a sign that I’m getting old; I’ve always been a stick-in-the-mud.) Somewhere on my long list of pet peeves is Grown Up people acting as if they’re still kids.

Evaluating Information

Categories: How To
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Published on: 2011.05.06

There is quite a bit of information on the internet, but much like the real world, it’s not all good information. I’m constantly running into people who can’t tell the difference. Here are some guidelines I use when evaluating information.

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