I got an official looking envelope in the mail imploring me to buy some insurance.
It was “State regulated” life insurance!
That makes it official, right?
If I taught literacy I would so use this as an example of “dress up the language and make people think it means something else.”
(and … regarding Canvas. Telling me not to lurk because it’s our diversity and accepting everybody is nice, but … I’m simply announcing my lurking and my reasons for it. If I get chastised for being defensive, then it shouldn’t be okay to be offensive. I’ll assume that’s the culture — slice and dice the newbies ’cause it’s the way you learn — it’s “helpful!” and I should be grateful — as is so often in the tech world. )