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Blog post No. 3,129: Tic Tac(s)

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I love Tic-Tacs. I’m not gonna have trump ruin Tic Tacs for me. Every pair of jeans I have end up with a Tic Tacs box-shaped bit of fading in the pocket. Look:

It often hits me, though: they’re not Tic Tacs. They’re called Tic Tac. You would’ve thought by now someone at the company would’ve said, “shall we just add an ‘s’?” Or, is the correct usage like fish and sheep? Is Tic Tac both singular and plural?

Similarly, Post-it. Capital P, hyphen, lowercase i. How often do we use those correctly? The most obvious of these (in my own head) is LEGO being all caps, and the things themselves are called LEGO bricks not, as many seem to think, Legos, which is a godawful word. If, like me, you are stupid enough to want to know the correct way to do things, you will know that the band is called Pixies not The Pixies (it’s fine to write the Pixies, though), and Happy Mondays not The Happy Mondays. Rolling Stones is an interesting one. They don’t seem to be consistent. Indeed, on the cover of Let it Bleed, they had three variations of their name:

And a personal gripe is when we are told to ignore the conventions of the English language. k.d. lang, blink 182, e e cummings (although… info!). That sort of shit is just wrong. And if you call your band !!!, you don’t get to decide that I don’t pronounce that exclamation mark exclamation mark exclamation mark.

Bald trump

Residential debate

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
After yesterday’s post about Petite Meller, I finally listen to her album on Spotify. And… yes, very enjoyable indeed. I listened to it a few times and thus Lil’ Love got stuck in my head all day, and it was in my head when I woke up this morning, too. That song has been in my head when I woke up five times in 2016. But the song that’s been in my head the most (eight times) is the insanely catchy Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis. Maybe one day I should write a post about all the stupid, catchy, silly songs I like, cos there’s a ton of them.

Written by Craig

October 21st, 2016 at 11:07 am

Posted in Artwork,Blah blah,Music

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