Tag: grammar

Summa cum laude + Ph. D. = intelligence?

While reading this chapter in my Educational Psychology book, I found yet another example of why Robert Sternberg is not the brightest man in the world. In this section, he spent a good amount of time talking about language development and verbal competency. Then, he comes up with this stunningly obfuscating and self-referencing definition for …

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Let’s not be PC about biology!

Today, when looking on Progressive’s website, I noticed the horrible atrocity of political correctness via wrong diction! This is my all-time favourite piece of PC jargon. Here’s a screenshot of the site: Progressive? Let’s briefly go over this error. Gender refers to the sets of behavioural norms applied to either sex, respectively. That is, the …

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Misplaced modifiers…something to Speak of!

I’m reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak right now and I stumbled upon a really interesting misplaced modifier in a sentence. A little over halfway through the book (p. 108 in the softcover Platinum Edition — ISBN: 0142407321), Melinda states that: “It is easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle …

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