Tagged: language

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Machines are Writing Clickbait

This is slightly terrifying. In a post earlier this week, I joked that clickbait headlines and not CAPTCHA will be the one thing that helps separate man from machine. Well, developer Lars Eidnes has created a recurrent neural network (RNN)...

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culture: “Man up!”

I take issue with the phrase in general, but is it an indicator of another cultural shift in the way we’re viewing men and gender roles?

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games: catch my drift?

This one comes by way of Live It, LOVE It. She mentioned it to us at happy hour this past Friday and until she actually sent me the link to her blog entry, I wasn’t completely convinced it was true....

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to relieve stress or renew vitality…

The latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary now includes mental health day. Maybe I should take the hint. Not that the weekend wasn’t pretty relaxing, aside from Friday evening where the local fireworks were still going off until well past...

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Ignorance is Strength

In yet another effort to simultaneously move us closer and take us back to “1984”, the current administration is making changes to the language of some federal agencies. There are good reasons for it, but it does reinforce the fact...

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I judge you when…

Yesterday Chris and I were chatting when I sent him that day’s Penny Arcade and he mentioned that he belonged to the Facebook group I judge you when you use poor grammar. It was clearly a day for it as...

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Some words just aren’t cool

Most of my close friends know that I hate hearing people throw around the word retarded. I find it offensive as well as being one of those trite things people say that in most cases just make them sound stupid....