At a loss for words? Check out this free Wordnet alternative… Artha

Hey Peeps, too busy writing SOL-2 for more than just a short post. I just wanted to let you know about a free thesaurus program I found on SourceForge.net that’s pretty cool. You can find out more about it at Artha’s project home page. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a free…

Friday Feeds… And the winners are:

  Bitter Bending Machines Friday Giftures | Ben’s Bitter Blog   Vending machines are way of life for many. People are so busy with their stupid jobs or running from work to school to practice to the grocery store to practice to home, that they don’… Source: Bitter Bending Machines Friday Giftures | Ben’s Bitter…

Friday Feeds Enjoy

  Scary Season Friday Giftures | Ben’s Bitter Blog   According to my daughter, we are in spooky season. It’s kind of funny that she seems to like it so much considering that she is afraid of just about everything. But hey, aren’t w… Source: Scary Season Friday Giftures | Ben’s Bitter Blog   David…

Friday Feed: this weeks fav’s from my WP feed.

When Aging Stops: Fruit Flies, Little Old Ladies and the Late-Life Mortality Plateau | Paula Reed Nancarrow Hang around a few evolutionary biologists sometime. I did last week on the Tubes and Wires. You will come across an interesting phrase: “late-life mortality plateau.” This refers to a phenomenon ob… Source: When Aging Stops: Fruit Flies,…

Profane vs Profanity?

My love for creative profanity has been well documented in some of my earlier writings (although my satirical skills are still in their infancy, thus explaining my joyful potty mouth.) But, seriously Peeps, is there anything more entertaining then well crafted insults that ignore the boundaries of good taste? Is profanity limited to the bad…

Nowadays, literally is used interchangeably with figuratively, is this truly acceptable? Does this constitute an erosion of the English l…

Answer by Candace Vianna: No,  to the first part. These are not interchangeable. They are antonyms.  Literally means without interpretation or embellishment, exactly as  stated. Figuratively means you’re not being literal, you’re using figures of speech or are speaking metaphorically.  The  second part of the question is more difficult to pin down. Language  evolves with…