If only each of us grew up with that mantra so that the lies of self-doubt and unworthiness would stop haunting us. Re: the second example, it's fairly common for old Southern families to give girls a standard first name plus a family name and use them together like you would Mary Ann or Betty Sue. Cheryl- Thanks for your feedback. I haven't seen or read it, but that's my semi-educated guess. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. But if a nanny saw a parent dismissing a child all the time, maybe she would try and build up the childs self esteem. You are incredible smart, and most of all, you are incredibly important to me.
But the single open-quote masquerading as a backwards apostrophe is a much more recent phenomenon. Needing the and approval of others continues to keep us reliving patterns and that make us feel like we're not good enough. Here's the deal: Virtually any software that includes a typography function whether for word processing, desktop publishing, graphic design, or whatever now employs something called smart quotes. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope — and complete with compelling, never-before-seen bonus features — The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change. Smart quotes can break commands or cause undesired functionality. Our void of love is connected to self-worth issues stemming from childhood beliefs.
Either way, the apostrophe catastrophe already qualifies as a cautionary tale of technology having unintended consequences, in this instance sending a rogue wave rippling through the worlds of typography, grammar, and language. It's a product of the digital age, and it may be ushering in a new era of punctuation. The Negro chorus threw a fit over the dialect. But the kind, smart, important, starts to show up in the early 20th century. Send tips, samples, press releases, and best intentions , and follow One-Man Focus Group.
I just think the author was imposing current values on an earlier time. Call it the apostrophe catastrophe. The notion that if you repeat something often enough, it will come true is probably as old as man. Since the keystroke for an apostrophe is the same as the one for a single quote mark, the software improperly interprets the space and the keystroke as the start of a quotation and imparts the wrong curvature to the mark. The little girl just loved Aibileen and told her that she was her real mom. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
As adults, we can become shut down or reactive when we feel unloved or shamed. If you don't know why, he will anti-affirmations. If you are attentive, you will see it. Jonathan Hoefler, a leading typographer and type historian, thinks the apostrophe catastrophe could soon lead to some new typographic protocols. Will we eventually reach that tipping point? It was a prominent element in the movieâs story line.
When I face life challenges, these smart quotes help me think my way out. White people are clueless when it comes to the experiences of non-whites. My tips and strategies have been featured on a lot of major personal development blogs, and I decided to start my own. Have you asked black people for their opinion? When dealing with code, straight quotes are often required. The humble apostrophe, of course, has been misused in various ways for generations, most commonly by people who , or who mistake it's for its.
Look at your significant relationships and acknowledge the truth. Volland children's book that was basically a collection of affirmations for children. The closing smart quote is also created by holding down the Alt key and typing 0148 on the number keypad. Dickens did it all the time for his white characters and so do many black authors for their black characters. As the movie critic noted, it is unimaginable that any flavoring could eradicate the smell or taste of excrement that Minny added to the recipe. In the movie, the mother would ignore her child and treat her badly.
But there's another possible outcome, one that may already be taking place under our noses: Thanks to a combination of inertia and indifference, the backwards apostrophe may become the new de facto standard. So many people are only focused on the outward appearance, but those inner character traits are what bring you through trying times in your life, and also allow you to help others when they are going through hard times. I'd rather read a book written by a black woman whose ancestors had lived the life the maid had. Is it something from The Help? The group of scholars took issue with novelist Kathryn Stockettâs use of âblackâ dialect, her nearly uniform portrayal of black men as cruel or absent, and the lack of attention paid to the sexual harassment that many black women endured in their white employersâ homes. If you inform them that it's a line written by some white woman attempting to represent 1950s black people through blatant stereotype, most will insist it's a genuine African American proverb. One movie that really captured me of late is , and one particular moment in the movie really had an impact on me.
She felt safe and loved in the arms of her caregiver. It is certainly not confined to the dialogue white authors provide for black characters. Or, to put it another way, they don't use apostrophes at all. Otherwise, straight quotes should never appear in your design work and professional writing, unless you are making a site about proper punctuation. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.