Quelle Surprise: COVID-19 Slapped With Feminine Pronoun by Académie française

Despite the usage of “le” COVID-19 or “le” coronavirus in French conversation and news headlines ever since the plague became such a hot topic of discussion, the Académie française, never an institution to stay silent for very long when the French get too “buck wild” with their parlance, has spoken. And what they’ve said is this: the virus that everyone hates and has ruined all … Continue reading Quelle Surprise: COVID-19 Slapped With Feminine Pronoun by Académie française

Should the Non-Simile “As Fuck” Be Abolished Before It’s Too Late?

Even the stodgiest of writers (this just means someone who has read more than one section of In Search of Lost Time) have seemed to become guilty of using a certain twenty-first century non-simile that’s caught on like a bad rash: “as fuck.” At first, there was something hard-edged and even meaningful to this turn of phrase. But now, like so many things that get oversaturated, … Continue reading Should the Non-Simile “As Fuck” Be Abolished Before It’s Too Late?