Saturday, December 27, 2014

Religious People Are Peculiar

Clearly the Christian god has some serious issues with jealousy.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Type The Complete Words, Please

The next person who says "celebs" to me is going to find himself or herself smacked in the face. The word you're looking for is "celebrities." There is no reason to shorten it. You're not in that much of a hurry.  And shortening it makes you sound like a moron anyway.

I was reading the December 2, 2014 issue of Variety, and there was a short piece on a documentary film (and it's documentary, not doc). And the writer, Ronnie Scheib, clearly needs a severe beating, particularly for this line: "This caution somewhat fudges the film's throughline, but if Berg can find a distrib willing to brave the forces that have silenced this open secret for decades, the documentary should find avid auds worldwide" (p. 112). Distrib? Auds? Seriously? The words you were looking for are distributor and audiences. Don't be an asshole, Ronnie. Don't make me come after you. Use complete words from now on.

I understand that often it's not the writer of a piece that creates the headline, so I'll let you off the hook for the use of "Doc" in the title.