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    • When “Mixed” Isn’t Enough
      Why We Need Better Terms For People Who Identify As Two Or More Races by Nicole Holliday When I was a kid, I always just assumed that everyone in the world called people like me “mixed,” because in the 1990s in central Ohio, where I grew up, mixed almost always referred to folks like me, who had one black parent and one white parent. The … The post When “Mix […]
    • “Infamous” vs. “Notorious”: Why Is There A Difference?
      Thanks to clicks, likes, and verified blue checkmarks, a person’s reputation can extend far beyond those who know them personally. For example, it’s widely known that Chris Evans is a real-life Captain America who holds doors open for people, and we all acknowledge that Beyoncé is a goddess among us mere mortals. Some people, though, have a reputation that p […]
    • Why Do We Capitalize The Pronoun “I”?
      Why do we capitalize the first-person pronoun, I? Even though it feels natural to English speakers, capitalizing I is unusual. In fact, English is the only language that does it. Germanic and Romantic languages typically have some conventions for capitalizing proper nouns, like Deutschland (in German) or Place de la Concorde (in French), but English is the o […]