Author Archives: profvee

#IgotthetweetslikeGrassley

To appeal to voters, especially media-savvy and young voters, many politicians are now using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes, however, their ignorance of writing conventions on these sites just ends up making them seem like they’re they’re…

Posted in | 31 Comments

Mr. Santorum and English-language policy in Puerto Rico

Mr. Santorum, campaigning in Puerto Rico this last week, said that he’d love for Puerto Rico to become a state, but that they’d have to implement an English language policy if they did. Here’s a bit from the NY Times…

Posted in | Comments Off on Mr. Santorum and English-language policy in Puerto Rico

Welcome!

This is the blog site for History and Politics of the English Language, an upper-level undergraduate course at the University of Pittsburgh. It’s accessible to the public, but only students in EngCmp 1551 can register and post to it. If…

Posted in | Comments Off on Welcome!