She also proposes TIF for That Is Funny, or TIVF for That Is Very Funny, to use when you aren’t really Laughing Out Loud. Because it’s lying to say you are, when you aren’t.
Added: There’s a follow up post at the same blog.
Now that she lives in Switzerland, Katherine has been buying books online from a German-based company. But the online translators aren’t necessarily helping her all that much with the transactions.
Uhm. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been sloppy in my use of the phrase “my brother’s keeper.” As Anthony Esolen points out, men are not supposed to be kept, and God didn’t buy Cain’s “Am I my brother’s keeper?” remark, insisting instead that he was his brother’s brother.