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Well, That's #interesting - Saturday, January 10th 2015 2:31 PM
For the first time in the 25 years that it's been choosing a Word of the Year, the American Dialect Society has chosen a hashtag as its Word of the Year. You'll remember that...
Wait! I Thought of a Word! - Sunday, January 4th 2015 12:48 PM
So, just when I thought I had no idea what the American Dialect Society might choose at the 2014 Word of the Year, I had an idea and thought of one. Which isn't to say I'm...
I'm Back! Word! - Saturday, January 3rd 2015 9:16 PM
Hi! It's been a while, hasn't it? A good sign, though, is that I still remembered how to log in! Well, if there's one thing that could bring me back to the blog after being...
And ... He's Out - Friday, March 28th 2014 8:26 PM
Jay Paterno left before he got kicked out.This afternoon, the last man to jump into the race to be Pennsylvania's Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor jumped out. Paterno...
Jack and Jay: Part II - Thursday, March 27th 2014 8:25 PM
There's a saying that goes "better late than never."In the case of Jack Wagner - and maybe Jay Paterno - the more appropriate saying may be "better never than late."It's been...
Jack and Jay - Friday, February 21st 2014 11:16 PM
You can take a former elections coordinator out of politics, but you can't take politics out of a former elections coordinator. So, you can imagine my excitement yesterday when...
Just Because - Sunday, January 5th 2014 10:15 AM
Once again, my prediction for the Word of the Year proved to be off the mark. Why? Because.That's right. At their recent meeting in Minneapolis, members of the American Dialect...
Does Obamacare Cover Injuries Caused by Twerking? - Saturday, November 30th 2013 1:08 PM
What if a selfie exists as proof of how I got hurt?With a title and lead like that, it can only mean one thing: The time to predict the 2013 Word of the Year (WOTY) is here!The...
What I Did This Summer - Sunday, November 24th 2013 8:45 PM
Apologies for the lack of posts these past few months. I've been busy at work and at home.For about six weeks this past summer, my home was pretty much a construction zone....
More Answers Create More Questions - Wednesday, August 7th 2013 9:06 AM
It's been almost two weeks, since my last "Namegate"-related post, so it's time for an update.To recap, "Namegate" refers to the airing by television station KTVU of fake,...
We Know the Who, but Not the Why - Thursday, July 25th 2013 9:17 PM
The other shoe(s) have started dropping at KTVU in the wake of the so-called "Namegate" scandal.Late last night, San Francisco media blogger Rich Lieberman REPORTED that several...
What Have We Learned? - Sunday, July 21st 2013 9:51 PM
It's been nearly 10 days since the now infamous "Namegate" episode involving KTVU and the airing of fake, racially insensitive names for the pilots involved in a deadly plane...
Lawsuit? What Lawsuit? - Wednesday, July 17th 2013 9:35 PM
Kind of a slow day in "Namegate."For those of you just tuning in, "Namegate" is what some observers have taken to calling the events surrounding KTVU's airing of...
Namegate - Tuesday, July 16th 2013 5:56 PM
As I commented on a co-worker's Facebook page, I am obsessed with what some observers have taken to calling "Namegate."I refer, of course, to the topic of my very lengthy...
OK, This is Bad - Monday, July 15th 2013 3:33 PM
I am a terrible blogger. It's been over a month since I've written anything. Blame it mostly on my crazy work schedule. It's summer vacation season, so I've been working some...
Trailer Trash? - Thursday, May 30th 2013 8:44 PM
The latest battle at the box office may be between the people who make movies and the people who show them."The Hollywood Reporter" recently posted THIS article (billed as...
Moving on to November ... - Saturday, May 25th 2013 2:39 PM
Another primary election night is in the books. Give me a couple of months and then I'll start preparing for the general election in November.I've been doing this election...
Primary Preps - Sunday, April 28th 2013 2:44 PM
Pennsylvania's primary election is just over three weeks away. My POLITICS page has been updated, and I am in the midst of coordinating coverage for my TV station.At the moment,...
Following Up - Sunday, April 14th 2013 8:19 PM
As mentioned in the PREVIOUS POST, I watch too much TV - which is one reason why I don't blog as often as I should.When last we left our discussion of my viewing habits, I was...
TV (Not) Worth Watching - Sunday, March 3rd 2013 9:13 PM
Fact: I watch too much TV.Fact: After a series that I watch comes to an end, I don't always look for something to replace it.Fact: Somehow, I still manage to watch too much TV.I...
Fun in the Forest - Sunday, February 3rd 2013 5:33 PM
Last night, a friend and I ventured to Bloomsburg to see the BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE'S production of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It."I almost didn't go. "As You Like...
I Doubled Down - and Lost - Saturday, January 19th 2013 9:41 PM
Since no money - real or imagined - was wagered, I don't know if an incorrect guess at the Word of the Year can really count as a loss. But, it is a real disappointment because...
Ambition Gone Awry? - Saturday, December 29th 2012 10:11 AM
I've taken a break from my regular reading list of mystery/detective novels (don't worry. V is for Vengeance is next on my list) to read a work of non-fiction titled Sybil...
Doubling Down on the Word of the Year - Saturday, November 10th 2012 2:08 PM
2012 is quickly drawing to a close, so it won't be long until the AMERICAN DIALECT SOCIETY hosts its annual meeting. It's set for early January in Boston, and the highlight is...
Four More Years - and Six More Months - Wednesday, November 7th 2012 4:42 PM
The 2012 campaign has finally come to an end with President Barack Obama winning a hard-fought second term in the White House. The campaign seemed to last a really long time....