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One Space or Two?

Is typing two spaces after a period “totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong?” Also, is the language of the movie True Grit historically accurate? Also, shut your pie-hole, Southern grammar, oh my Lady Gaga, and a little town...

Shut Up!

Does anyone still say “Shut UP!” to mean “No way!”? A forty-something riding instructor says this Seinfeldian locution confuses some of her younger students. This is part of a complete episode.

shut up and color

shut up and color  v. phr.— «At Squadron Officer’s Scholl they kept emphasizing the helplessnes of the Vietnamese and how we could bomb them at will. When I asked why, if that was true, we negotiated a settlement that basically had us as...

twist one’s cap back

twist one’s cap back  v. phr.— «If anything, I really feel sorry for the journalists in the room. Can you imagine having your cap twisted back by a person that makes their living parodying you? It’s like that tom when Dom from Rusted Shut...

tombstoning

tombstoning  n.— «Morris also told of recent indications that Medicaid, Social Security and other HEW claims are being filed in the names of dead persons. The subcomittee chairman, Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), called this “tombstoning...

gronk

gronk  n.— «In a letter Armytage later wrote to the then Minister for Juvenile Justice, Faye Lo Po,” he listed examples of the racial abuse the youths alleged they had been subjected to. “You black c—, you got no ticker.”...