Contemporary Slang Words That Are Older Than You... →
amandaonwriting: Tricked out — According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “trick” was used in the 1500s to mean “to dress, adorn,” which would give the phrase “tricked out” pretty much the same meaning as it has today — dressed to the nines — and indeed, you see it used that way all over. Interestingly, the dictionary notes that this may have been an entirely different word (in terms...
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity....– Amelia Earhart (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
There are many reasons why novelists write – but they all have one thing in...– John Fowles (via amandaonwriting)
Punctuation: The Exclamation Point
writeworld: Exclamation Point (n): The sign used in writing after an exclamation or interjections, expressing strong emotion or astonishment, or to indicate a command. AVOID OVERUSE! An exclamation point is used to express strong emotion. “No!” he yelled. “Do it now!” An exclamation point may be used to close questions that are meant to convey extreme emotion. What on earth are you doing!...
storyboard: Amy Poehler Answers Tumblr’s Questions You may recall that we solicited your questions for Amy Poehler, to be asked during a recent talk at the 92nd Street Y. We received almost 600 questions via comments, reblogs, asks, and emails. As you can imagine, Amy couldn’t answer them all — so we put together a dozen of the best, and they only had time to ask four, and here we have the best...
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longform: With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and the dauphins of pre-Revolutionary France, contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world. Elizabeth Kolbert | New Yorker | Jun 2012
Lana Del Rey & Notorious B.I.G. – Born Ready To... →
10 Easy Ways to Save Money
discoverynews: So useful! Thanks HSW! Welcome weekend pennies! howstuffworks: This one everyone should read (but especially if you’re looking for some easy ways to save money): 10 Easy Ways to Save Money!
Today’s food activists think that “sustainable farming” and “eating local” are...– The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet (via kateoplis)