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Monday News: Grammatical mistakes that haunt you forever; First unsigned artist...

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It’s a little sad that information providers are more interested in protecting privacy rights than the US government but with more individuals becoming concerned about privacy, it is likely in the best interests of these companies to be proactive about protecting its users. The Verge

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. sarah mayberry
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 04:42:58

    Thanks for that link to Macklemore’s gay marriage video. Made me cry.

  2. Patricia Eimer
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:29:53

    Isn’t a tattoo one of those things that you want to make sure that everything’s set in stone– correctly– before they get the needle out? It’s sort of like when you’re filling out a birth certificate and they say “make sure you’re absolutely positive the spelling is right”.

  3. Deb Nam-Krane
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 08:01:14

    So we are dependent on the “integrity” of MS, Google, FB and Yahoo to protect our data? Yeah, this will go well.

  4. Julia
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 08:42:13

    The first time I heard Thrift Shop was on New Years Eve when I was at a party that was themed “Goodwill Formal.” So I was actually in a Goodwill prom dress that I found. I loved that there was a song about how awesome thrift shops are. I love that he made it to #1. The song is awesome.

    I’ll have to watch the video later when I am not at work…

  5. Kelly
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:13:08

    Small correction: Macklemore is the 1st unsigned artist since 1994 to reach #1. The first was Lisa Loeb.

  6. Christine M.
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:29:08

    @Patricia Eimer:

    If Rhianna (sp?) can get a horrendous mistake any Francophone would have caught up right away on her neck (her ‘Rebelle Fleur’ tattoo, which probably makes every Francophone/Francophile on the planet cringe), I think it’s almost expected that us commoners will also end up with mistakes on our bodies (disclaimer: I’m not tattooed). Especially when it comes to sentences/symbols/foreign languages.

  7. Anne V
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:36:09

    @Patricia Eimer: I have a friend who is a tattoo artist, and I have heard clients argue in favor of wrong spelling more than once, and now he has a little disclaimer document that people have to sign if there are spelling/grammar or placement issues. People who can’t spell/don’t have basic grammar are very touchy, it turns out, about being corrected.

  8. leslie
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 16:58:30

    Check out Matt’s rant at The Oatmeal.

    Thanks, I am going to show the post to my tattoo mad under aged sons and hope for the best.

  9. Janine
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 17:40:15

    @leslie: OMG that rant is hilarious.

  10. Kini
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 02:34:39

    Who would have guessed that I would be forwarding my 16 year old hip hop loving son an article from DA.;) thanks for keeping me well rounded!

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