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Yes, it is hot enough for me, thank you

If you are in Baltimore today, I trust that you, too, are inside nursing a g&t, because stepping outside into the heat is like getting hit in the face with a shovel.

It’s a holiday and a light day, so all I’m offering, if you haven’t already been informed of it on Twitter or Facebook, is the Joke of the Week:

Back to the blog and the paragraph factory tomorrow.



Posted by John McIntyre at 2:33 PM | | Comments (4)


"getting hit in the face with a shovel" may have been the best thing I've read today. Thanks, Prof.

Hopefully your gin doesn't do similar. What's your brand?

I live in Texas, so I was going to say, "Yeah, right. Baltimore hot. Whatever." Then I Googled the temp in Baltimore--it's freakin' hot! It's cooler in Texas today than Baltimore, and going to get into the HUNDREDS this week! Better stock up on that G&T and ice!! (I recommend iced tea though.)

I remember as a child visiting our relatives in Louisiana every summer. One of the more vivid memories is of stepping out of the door of my maternal grandfather's house in New Iberia, and feeling the hot humid air wrap itself around me and suck all of the energy from my body.

bryan, that is one of my favorite phrases.

Hal, welcome to my world. Its usually like that from late March to Halloween.

Not today though. Its partly cloudy and 79 degrees here, and 99 in Baltimore.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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