The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
Thinks parents should’ve been warned about “inappropriate” passages
Even though she lived under extraordinary circumstances, Anne Frank was a teenage girl who experienced all the normal emotions that teens usually do. And that’s what has made her published diary so relatable to so many kids growing up.
When Gail Horalek’s daughter mentioned that some passages in the unedited version of Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” made her uncomfortable, Horalek figured they were about the Holocaust. But no, they detailed Frank’s discovery of her genitalia. So Horalek filed a formal complaint against her Michigan school district for not informing parents beforehand. And she wants the unedited version taken off the school’s shelves.
Because why should a teen think about something else besides the fact that the Holocaust was happening right outside her window?
Horalek said the school should have sent a letter home to parents, as it has before the kids watch a movie with a curse word in it. Because this is the same thing.
“It doesn’t mean my child is sheltered, it doesn’t mean I live in a bubble and it doesn’t mean I’m trying to ban books,” Horalek said.
So what’s more graphic? Anne Frank’s discovery of her clitoris or the fact that she was murdered by the Nazis? Close call.
A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire.
The senators were able to reach a deal by incorporating the Democrats’ insistence on a single comprehensive bill that would not deny eventual citizenship to illegal immigrants, with Republican demands that strong border and interior enforcement had to be clearly in place before Congress could consider legal status for illegal immigrants.
Their blueprint, set to be unveiled on Monday, will allow them to stake out their position one day before President Obama outlines his immigration proposals in a speech on Tuesday in Las Vegas, in the opening moves of what lawmakers expect will be a protracted and contentious debate in Congress this year.
Lawmakers said they were optimistic that the political mood had changed since a similar effort collapsed in acrimony in 2010. Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and one of the negotiators, said he saw “a new appreciation” among Republicans of the need for an overhaul.
“Look at the last election,” Mr. McCain said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours.” The senator also said he had seen “significant improvements” in border enforcement, although “we’ve still got a ways to go.”
He added, “We can’t go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status.”
The New York Times, “Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration.”
OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON. BIPARTISANSHIP? BIPARTISANSHIP?????!!!!!