• My Specific Trigger Words

    I’m ankle-deep in Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick: And Other Essays, which I am really enjoying despite what I’m going to say next. I AM SO ANNOYED. Or rather I’m annoyed by a handful of paragraphs in an essay about white beauty standards, body shame, and Miley Cyrus. In these paragraphs…

  • The Hypocritic Oath

    Hey, do you remember back in January when I was all high and mighty about shilling stuff? It was a post I swore I’d make disappear the minute I was going to start promoting my writing that appeared in other places. Remember that? Well, I didn’t take down the post…

  • It begs the question, why are you such an annoying pedant?

    Ha! I fooled you. That’s not begging the question at all. No, in fact begging the question, is a form of logical fallacy. In this case begging the question would be something like: Jodi is an annoying pedant because she’s so irritating. And you’re all, what? That’s totally true. From…

  • I am a word bigot too

    I read this post over on HTML Giant about word bigotry and felt a little bit like, “oh, I have found my people.” Sure, sure we all have those words we hate. In fact some words are so hated it’s a cliche to hate them: moist, impactful, guesstimate. I think…