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The tarring and subsequent firing of Shirley Sherrod is wrong in so many ways — Breitbart and company are utter tools, which isn’t exactly news, but the White House and Tom Vilsack have reacted poorly, to say the least. All I’m gonna say is this. If you’re being a douchebag in the public square, if you’re out there spouting cynical garbage — stuff you know isn’t even true but you say it to play to your racist followers — do try to avoid silly typos. […]

OED WotY FAIL

The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen “unfriend” as its word of the year. Problem: The term is de-friend, not unfriend. I have de-friended numerous people over the years. Twitter is a different matter — on Twitter you follow, and then when the person starts spouting a bunch of Fox News garbage you unfollow. But on Facebook and MySpace you do not unfriend. You de-friend. Unfriend doesn’t sound at all right. That was my reaction when I heard of the OED’s pick. It was also Facebook […]

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