Let me be clear: I don’t tweet. That would be dumb. I do, however, follow a couple of people whose viewpoints I respect and who often learn of things before the rest of us do. It was from Twitter, in fact, that I first heard of the deaths of Hitchens, Havel, and that North Korean whack-job…Kim something or other.
Favorite feed so far? Grammar Monkeys. They’ve been having some fun with verbing this afternoon:
“The pilot was a Federal Flight Deck Officer, permissioned by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to carry a firearm.”
“You’d rather obsolete yourself a little bit than have someone else do it,” McNerney said.
“Traffic-copping the situation was a Coast Guard unit established after Katrina…”
These are so outrageously bad I thought they were made up. Sadly, they’re real. The first is from a Reuters wire report; the second, Boeing CEO James McNerney; the third, AP writer Alan Sayre.
Makes you wonder if these guys have to wear a helmet when they go outside.