Reuters is just saying.
"Whatever" headed the list, cited by 32 percent of adults, and next came "like," which 21 percent didn't like. Runners-up included "Twitterverse" and "gotcha'." The results mirrored last year's survey when "whatever" topped the annoying words list for a third straight year. But "seriously," named by 7 percent last year, dropped off the list entirely - really.
Merriam-Webster is to add “genderqueer” to its unabridged English dictionary; also “cisgender”. Cisgender: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity corresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth. Genderqueer: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or […]
Studies have found writer’s block to be a simpler problem—unhappiness—than the legends around it suggest. But there are different kinds of unhappiness, and it’s the blockee’s job to be honest about which one they’re suffering from. The first, more anxious group felt unmotivated because of excessive self-criticism—nothing they produced was good enough—even though their imaginative […]
In 1988, Leonso Canales of Kingsville, Texas, began his righteous, decades-long campaign to replace the greeting “hello” with “heaven-o.”
White hat hackers get paid to find holes in their own employers’ online systems, and plug those holes before they become serious security risks. It’s a job that pays handsomely…mostly because few job candidates, even experienced IT professionals, have the skills to scamper over firewalls and infiltrate the deepest recesses of a battle-tested network. But […]
Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]