Semicolons are well-spoken and stuck in the nineties: snap bracelets, side-ponytails, and the habit of cutting in and drawing attention to themselves, often unnecessarily. Friends with many, enemy to the too-modern colon. A students.
I always got in trouble for using too many semicolons in high school (always correctly, but there’s just a low tolerance for them).
Put me in jail anyplace so I won’t have to listen to Robin’s puns anymore, the Joker bemoans in a 1947 issue of Batman.
The bar was walked into by the passive voice.
Guys. GUYS. This is such a good read. Well, infuriating. Because society is the worst. But also illuminating and encouraging in that it’s-not-you-it’s-them kind of way. And the links! It’s rich with wonderful links!
Good read if you’ve been following this case.
They reached their funding goal, and I think that’s good. But it was pointed out to me that there seems to be no discussion of gay WOMEN’s voices. I get that they say “gay men” a lot in the description, so they aren’t talking about all gay people I guess, but the title and intro says “sounding gay,” and gay women deal with this too.
I’m not saying everything has to be about everything, but to silence gay women when you’re literally talking about gay voices…it’s almost ironic, except that it’s pretty standard.
Consider the opening stanza: “Put your flags up in the sky
And then wave ‘em side to side
Show the world where you’re from
Show the world we are one.”
Clearly this functions dialectically to expose the contradictions inherent in the ideological construction of globalised sporting competitions as capable of uniting divided nations at the precise moment when those nations are divisively expressing their national identities in the most reified manner.
So…JK. But this is a good read.