"[I]f I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week…The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature." --Charles Darwin

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Films aren't "based off of" books, they're "based on" books. A house isn't "built off of" a plot of land, it's "built on" land. The first way sounds idiotic and illiterate.

Books aren't "released," they're published. Films are "released." (Except for the ones that escape by themselves.)

Plays aren't "shown" (as in "Fences is showing at the Cort Theatre" they are produced or presented. Movies, paintings and houses are shown.

If everything is going to be the same as everything else, why have different words at all? Why not just have one word that means everything?

As you were.

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