Saskatoon Berry Soup on Bannock ...makes Zantoon Trifle! an Invented Name One of the women at the Cree language lesson I attended - where I got to eat this amazingly delicious dessert - invented the word Zantoon as I was photographing the food. I explained the pics were for the blog, and that I was going... Continue Reading →
Linguistic Conundrum: Is the English Subjunctive Outdated?
Guest Post by Damien Venuto Truth be told... yes and no. I vaguely remember my English grammar teacher talking about the subjunctive, but I didn't really have the foggiest idea what it was until I started to learn French and Spanish, where you use the subjunctive all the time. You wouldn’t believe the amount of... Continue Reading →
Time for 21st century speak! Use ‘they’ as a singular pronoun.
Here's the rest of that essay as promised yesterday! We are not being pernicious bitch feminists when we ask you to use 'they' rather than 'he', we ask you to use 'they' because it includes women and girls as equals. Language shapes identity and sociocultural mores. Girls need to grow up knowing they are equal,... Continue Reading →