The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. ~ Rachel Carson Living in an era wrought with increasing awareness and concern for the environment, it is important to remember the person who is often credited for starting … Continue reading Forgotten Women: Rachel Carson
Last month, it was announced that MoMA - Museum of Modern Art - will be adding to their permanent collection the original set of emojis. Yes, ladies and gentleman! As Amanda Hess stated in her NYT article, “Your phone has just become home to a tiny collection of modern art.” Emojis are slowly but surely … Continue reading The Rhetoric of Emojis
Language is complicated. Communication is even more complicated. So what is more complicated, you ask? Creating meaning through the process of language and communicating that meaning effectively, that is what! Apart from worrying about the context in which meaning is being produced, we, as communicators, also have to worry about the fact that a lot … Continue reading What is Said vs. What is Meant
This is a debate that is never going to end. But let’s face it. The Oxford comma is important. Think about it. Why do we use grammar? To create meaning. What is an Oxford comma? It’s grammar. Why should we use it? Because it creates meaning. Of course, there is a divide on that very … Continue reading The Oxford Comma: It is what it is.