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Ebony Word-Lover


I’ve learned to regulate the urge
to reflexively correct those who make
overt grammar or spelling mistakes,
thus not be seen as a social scourge.

My upbringing set hard and fast
rules regarding the use of language
that’s provided both joy and anguish
in public conversations in the past.



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Joel A. Johnson

Family man, & creative who enjoys karaoke, poetry, & balance sports (skating & skiing). I focus on social justice. Writes for The Lark, AfroSapiophile, WEOC