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Last 50 tweets from @BCDreyer
three visually similar words—extremely similar—two of them accepted, one not

of course

🐝
 
Benjamin Dreyer Retweeted ·  
Louisa May Alcott, born November 29, 1832

"Housekeeping ain't no joke."
 
Benjamin Dreyer Retweeted ·  
Madeleine L'Engle, born November 29, 1918

"Most of what is best in writing isn’t done deliberately."
 
Benjamin Dreyer Retweeted ·  
Clive Staples Lewis, born November 29, 1898

"I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story. The good ones last. A waltz which you can like only when you are waltzing is a bad waltz."
 
three visually similar words—extremely similar—two of them accepted, one not

of course

🐝
 
Wordle 528 6/6

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⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩
⬜⬜🟨🟨🟩
⬜🟨🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

yikes, pulled that one out of my
 
In reply to @gabrielroth
He has demeaned the site you have repeatedly glorified.
 
So Nick Fuentes is, like, the intellectual version of Ben Shapiro.
 
Like this tweet if you will throw out your iPhone, immediately, if @Tim_Cook deletes Twitter from the Apple Apps Store cc: @elonmusk
Replying to @pulte @tim_cook and 1 otherfalse
I’ll buy six more and make a tiara out of them.
 
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Stunning 😍
Replying to @Drrramina
She’s a fashion icon, you know.
 
Sallie by Schiaparelli
 
Is it always and, is it never or?
"Andor" reflects our ugly ambivalence, trafficking in antisemitic tropes while calling out fascism ift.tt/6R9OZzn
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Seems like abbreviation for abbreviation's sake. No added value or clarity. Unless your goal is to stay one step ahead of boomers (like me) still trying to wrap head around LMAO, AYFKMWTS, GTFOOH, WYOFB, etc.
Replying to @DanBender_SJ
It's been in regular use for centuries.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
reads M.R. James ghost stories to his guests after dinner.
 
I'd call Kellyanne Conway a professional liar except I'm sure she's happy to lie for free.
 
In reply to @stephenfarrow
"grandiose detailed property"
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Replying to @pauljpastor
I mean, these are what I think of when I think of classically constructed ghost stories. And (as it not always the case with even very efficient and enjoyable ghost stories, which are often more concerned with plot than anything else), these are extremely well written.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
do you happen to remember the source/location of this narrative? I've got a student interested in Cushman, and I'd love to share.
Replying to @SamuelYates
I can't remember what I was reading at the time, but plenty comes up when you google "charlotte cushman oliver twist." It might well have been this: smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/c…
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
SO brilliant. Have you seen this? youtube.com/watch?v=CytrGT…
Replying to @Scott_Heim
Oh yes, this one I've seen!
 
Replying to @Scott_Heim
I *just* read it. Now I'll watch it.
 
Replying to @LauraMLippman
You absolute living doll, you.
 
Why didn't any of you tell me how good M. R. James is? (Yes, I know, a thousand of you have told me, shut up.) Anyway, he's really good.
 
President Trump hosting racist antisemites for dinner encourages other racist antisemites. These attitudes are immoral and should not be entertained. This is not the Republican Party.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Yay. Saving 1 keystroke good. No mercy for interrobang tho.
Replying to @CarelessCarless
The interrobang can continue to gfi.
 
“We’re coming up on our last *and* final stop”?

In *this* economy?
Replying to @BCDreyer
He said it with such brio, it took me a good two and a half seconds before I went okay wait hold on there.
 
Benjamin Dreyer Retweeted ·  
In reply to @styleguide
any opportunity to invoke this @BCDreyer tweet
 
Some people here seem to be mistaking me for some sort of public utility.
Replying to @BCDreyer
Honey, I haven't been a public utility since my late 20s.
 
Some people here seem to be mistaking me for some sort of public utility.
 
“We’re coming up on our last *and* final stop”?

In *this* economy?
 
👇🏻👍🏻🙄
A thread about writing funny, and why this ain't it. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/NCEDksIa2X
 
“Tell him I’m not in.”
"Musk, meanwhile, has sought to personally call chief executives of some brands that have curbed advertising in order to berate them, according to one senior industry figure"
ft.com/content/126219…
 
the rich and complex and complicated history of the English language > “well, I’ve heard”
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
The world takes.
Replying to @heybonanos
The Giving Bridge
 
In reply to @TonyBulmer4
I lighted the stage, I lit a cigarette.
Replying to @BCDreyer @TonyBulmer4 and 1 otherfalse
Or the other way around, if that’s the way you roll.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
How about while and whilst? I have been criticized for using whilst
If you’ve lived here for 31 years, it’s maybe time to lose it.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Lighted/lit? American English seems to prefer the former, to the extent I am seriously considering quitting literary cigarettes altogether.
I lighted the stage, I lit a cigarette.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
I would argue that 'shrunk' is past perfect, like 'swum.'
You can argue all you like, and you’ll still be wrong.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Enjoy the world famous passive aggressive bridge!
Replying to @KevinMKruse
I’m told that deep in the night you can hear its plaintive cry, “I haven’t eaten today. I didn’t want my mouth to be full if the phone rang, god forbid.”
 
You kids want to bring back &c. for etc.?

I'm thinking it might be fun.
Replying to @BCDreyer
Okay, motion carried. We’re doing it.
 
*extreme Patsy Kelly voice*

I’m in TRENTON, NEW JERSEY.
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Not it. I have a lunatic asylum to run here.
Replying to @duchessgoldblat
Business must be brisk, I’d imagine.
 
perhaps someone can explain to the dipshit in chief what free speech is and what it is not
 
Modjeska was gaslit.

Ingrid Bergman was gaslighted.
My friend @writer_trey is not going to be happy about this. Also, a tip I learned from @BCDreyer: the past tense of “gaslight” in this sense is “gaslighted,” not “gaslit.”
 
Benjamin Dreyer Retweeted ·  
Kevin McCarthy has no ideology, no core set of beliefs.

He knows he can't become Speaker without support from the QAnon contingent of his members.

So he will do whatever they ask, and remove me from the Intel Committee for holding Trump accountable.

He stands for nothing.
 
A plea to @BCDreyer : On at least four occasions this week, I’ve noticed “shrunk” used in print journalism when “shrank” ought to have been employed. Is “shrank” falling out of usage?
Replying to @SBarronAuthor
shrank and shrunk are interchangeable, like dreamed and dreamt or pleaded and pled just a matter of taste
 
In reply to @GJMaupin
It opened in London in 1938 as Gas Light; it opened in 1941 on Broadway as Angel Street.
Replying to @BCDreyer @GJMaupin
The two-wording of the UK title is perhaps odd, given that the one-word "gaslight" had long been prevalent there (and here).
 
In reply to @BCDreyer
Trying to decide whether their claim that it was the title of the 1938 play is a minor boo-boo or a clever attempt to give an example of the phenomenon.
Replying to @GJMaupin
It opened in London in 1938 as Gas Light; it opened in 1941 on Broadway as Angel Street.
 
 
 
 
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