Correcting Your Behavior Since 2017

November 11, 2019

I have often bemoaned herein the erosion of social niceties that are being abandoned in favor of needless speed—the constant abbreviating of perfectly good words that require barel...

November 4, 2019

The saga continues. I express special thanks this week to the many tattletale readers who sent in their own contributions to my ever-growing collection of printed linguistic atroci...

October 28, 2019

Well, fellow curmudgeons, I’m feeling a little more grouchy than usual this week, and I know why. Halloween—easily the silliest, most annoying, and least justified of holidays—is u...

October 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, I could have sworn I had the flu. The symptoms were certainly reminiscent of the flu. All I could do for days was sleep, tremble, and sweat. The idea of getting ou...

October 7, 2019

It may seem a trivial grievance to some, but I would like to lodge a formal protest to luxury car manufacturers for failing to supply turn signals in their vehicles. I theorize the...

September 30, 2019

We live in remarkable times, do we not? Technology has got things moving so fast (and, on occasion, efficiently) that it’s dazzling to experience. You can be sitting in your podiat...

September 23, 2019

"The black man in America is the most-copied man on this planet, bar 

none. Everybody wanna be [black], but nobody wanna be [black]."

—Paul Mooney, comedian 

(who used another te...

September 16, 2019

As regular readers of The Weekly Curmudgeon will know, I periodically offer photographic evidence of America's

rapidly plummeting linguistic standards. Many thanks to those readers...

September 9, 2019

There’s rather a long list of things that let me know I’ve become old. There’s the sudden onset of random pains that vanish as quickly as they came, a new passion for naps, weight...

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