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Scrabblemania hits Providence

Scrabblemania hits Providence
The Renaissance City's claim as a Scrabble hotbed is well-lettered, thanks to Rich Lupo , whose maven status is delineated in Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players , by the WSJ's Stefan Fatsis...
by Ian Donnis | May 09, 2008 | with no comments

Should English be the official US language?

Should English be the official US language?
I tend to agree with those who say that English is already the official US language , and that learning it is a requirement for sucess in this country. A forum at Roger Williams University will take up the topic tonight: BRISTOL – In a recent projection...
by Ian Donnis | Mar 05, 2008 | with 1 comment(s)

The AP wonders about McCain's pottymouth

The AP wonders about McCain's pottymouth
Gee, who knew that the wire scribes had almost as much freedom as we Phoenix types in printing cuss words? (H/t Halperin ). And did they ever write about this stuff when as salty and scatological a guy as LBJ was in the White House? McCain's sharp tongue...
by Ian Donnis | Feb 16, 2008 | with 1 comment(s)

2007: the year in catch phrases

2007: the year in catch phrases
As you begin to think about plans for New Year's, the Phoenix's hyper-literate James Parker has some thoughts on "Don't Tase me, bro," and other top catch phrases of the departing year: In 2007, they gave a monkey a typewriter, and he typed only two words...
by Ian Donnis | Dec 19, 2007 | with no comments

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