I think I’ve officially become one of those out-of-the-loop people. It’s only natural that after college and almost a year of not interacting with a large group of young people, watching TV more than 3 days a week or being constantly on Facebook, I don’t know what’s going on with the “young” people.
It’s alright, though. I’ve discovered that the rest of the world is only a few days behind the cool kids.
Keep that in mind when I tell you about my “amazing” discovery: I Write Like.
Apparently it became a big trend online.
For those of you who already who heard of this feel free to roll your eyes long enough for me to explain it to the rest.
In reading the works of great authors there is never really any doubt about their literary legacy. Words can be preserved hundreds of years after the author. However, we often forget that these authors are actual beings that existed and enjoyed lives beyond the literary. They possibly had wives, sons or daughters, and even grand children. It is one thing to read the works of these people, it is another thing entirely to have to put up with a writer and his faults.
I’ve often thought about how strange it might be to have to carry the name of someone like Ernest Hemingway. There are expectations and suppositions attached to it–mostly pseudo-scientific hopes that the literary genius is a genetic condition that can be passed on generation to generation.
Therefore, I thought I’d sort of cool explore some of the heirs of literary royalty and see how these relationships have influenced their lives.
Artillery of Words recognizes innovative use of words and unforgettable quotes that can come across in reading or in life. The phrase comes from Jonathan Swift.
In dagger-contests, and the artillery of words,
(For swords are madmen’s tongues, and tongues are madmen’s swords.)
This quote made me think of the internet and the way that things are instantly published causing a war of words to sprout almost instantly and boil into an maddening frenzy as well as the way that new words can be created almost out of thin air. Anyway, below are a few words I’ve run into recently that I think are pretty interesting.
Okay so the title may be a bit misleading (but catchy,right?). To tell you the truth I’m not particularly upset with the way the Oscars went yeseterday because I sat through the whole broadcast. ALL 3 HOURS AND 37 FREAKIN’ MINUTES OF IT.
By the end of it my mind was mush and I was simply too bored to fight anything. I couldn’t remember what I would fight about. The few things I did notice were:
1. George Clooney was awfully cranky. Yes, I understand that he was in on the joke at the beginning of the show, but still. Throughout the broadcast the camera would cut to his Royal Sourpussness.
2. The costume design winner was kind of snarky. If you win an award, don’t point out that you have two just like it at home. No matter how much you work that dress, snarky is not a good accessory. In fact, it starts to look an awful lot like something else beginning with a “B”.