Jane Olivier

letter H saying "I demand to be heard"

LANGUAGE PEDANT: “I could care less” and other speech absurdities

PICKY PEDANT: “I could care less” and other speech absurditiesMy Kindle almost flew at the mirror, but reason prevailed. A broken mirror is interesting … a broken Kindle useless. What provoked this? A mutilated phrase in an otherwise well-written book. I was reading Do Travel Writers Go to Hell by Thomas Kohnstamm and there on page 25 it appeared, one of my pet peeves:
Man choking on chicken bone

BODY TALK: Your food is killing you

BODY TALK: Your food is killing you I am not a foodie—not by a long shot. I eat to live, only that, which means I can—and often do—eat the same thing morning, noon and night, for days, sometimes years. I do not travel to other countries to taste their food.
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Jane Olivier

Jane writes and edits for The Mindful Word. For the last 20 years she has travelled and volunteered throughout the world, attempting to make sense of it through words. An endless and endlessly rewarding journey.