Posts Tagged ‘Language’

Kawaii is Japanese for cute, or charming. The stereotypical Japanese young woman likes fluffy things and Disney characters (and fluffy Disney characters most of all), and likes to squeal “Kawaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!” when faced with any objects (or small animals, or children) that vaguely fit this description. There are of course women that veer in the direction […]

It’s one of the distinctive calls of the pedant, usually accompanied by a tutting sound or aggrieved sigh. While most grammatical errors in normal spoken language are allowed to pass unchallenged, accidentally saying “less” where one should have used “fewer” will almost always provoke comment from others. Perhaps because it’s one of the few grammatical […]