There was an old joke. Miller didn’t remember where he’d heard it. Girl’s at her own father’s funeral, meets this really cute guy. They talk, hit it off, but he leaves before she can get his number. Girl doesn’t know how to track the guy down.

So a week later, she kills her mom.

Big laugh.

It was the logic of [certain mass murderers]. “Here is the problem,” they said to themselves, “and there is the solution.” That it was drowned in innocent blood was as trivial as the font the reports were printed in.

“Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey

Obama supports the use of the singular “they”


While in Florida, Obama is trying to refocus the debate on Medicare, a topic that resonates with Florida’s large senior population. He said: “No American should have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.” Grammar nerds may wince at his use of “their” (it should be “his or her” given the singular subject) but if he can convince enough people that the Paul Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program is a bad idea, it could be enough to swing Florida. Without Florida, Romney has no chance of winning the election.


Obama supports the use of the singular they! I may have to vote for him after all.