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commit ed6ce7ee3347047a437aca1f27e181b568909273
parent 11975880a61b6f95a688e1f079ed4ea785e5d9f1
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Sat,  2 May 2020 23:42:50 -0400

Publish new blog post

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Mpages/blog.md | 1+
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Mpages/home.md | 4++--
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diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-05-02 <a href="blog/the-disappearance-of-one">The Disappearance of _One_</a></li> <li>2020-05-01 <a href="blog/caring-about-seo">Caring About SEO</a></li> <li>2020-04-30 <a href="blog/i-got-more-ram">I Got More RAM!</a></li> <li>2020-04-29 <a href="blog/interesting-things-for-today">Some Interesting Things For Today</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/the-disappearance-of-one.md b/pages/blog/the-disappearance-of-one.md @@ -0,0 +1,43 @@ +## The Disappearance of _One_ + +[//]: # "One is a word that used to be quite popular in formal speech but has since fallen to the wayside in favour of the less specific and more casual you. This is not a good change for English." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-05-02 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-05-02 +</div> + +_One_ is a word that used to be quite popular but has since fallen to the +wayside in favour of the less specific and more casual _you_. _One_ is a +gender-neutral, indefinite pronoun that is used to refer to the general concept +of _a person_. For example, one would say, "One goes down to the shop," instead +of, "You go down to the shop," when they mean, "In general, a person goes down to +the shop," as opposed to specifically, "_You_ go down to the shop." + +There is great value to be found in the use of this word. Without it, the lines +of meaning become blurred regarding whether an author is referring to you, the +reader, or just speaking generally. Usually, this can be easily inferred from +context, but I have seen misunderstandings caused by the use of the word _you_ +in the place of the word _one_ where someone thought another person was +commenting on their actions when, in reality, the other person was speaking +generally. These misunderstandings could be easily avoided by using _one_ +instead of the less-specific _you_. + +It's a shame that this word is falling out of general use and has become +relegated to more formal writing and speaking. As hopeless as it may be to fight +against the unrelenting force of language evolution, it's a valuable word that I +will try to keep using where appropriate because I don't want to see its meaning +lost. + +If you want to learn more about the usage of _one_, see <a +href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_(pronoun)">Wikipedia: One_(pronoun)</a>. + +_This is my eighth post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -17,6 +17,8 @@ rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">on Mastodon</a>. src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-05-02 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/the-disappearance-of-one">The Disappearance of _One_</a> + 2020-05-01 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/caring-about-seo">Caring About SEO</a> 2020-04-30 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/i-got-more-ram">I Got More RAM!</a> @@ -35,8 +37,6 @@ rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">on Mastodon</a>. 2020-04-07 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/housecleaning">Doing Some House Cleaning</a> -2020-02-28 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/logo-redesign">Redesigning My Website's Logo</a> - ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,49 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>The Disappearance of _One_</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-disappearance-of-one</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-disappearance-of-one</guid> + <pubDate>Sat, 02 May 2020 23:42:18 -0400</pubDate> +<description><![CDATA[<h2>The Disappearance of <em>One</em></h2> + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-05-02 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-05-02 +</div> + +<p><em>One</em> is a word that used to be quite popular but has since fallen to the +wayside in favour of the less specific and more casual <em>you</em>. <em>One</em> is a +gender-neutral, indefinite pronoun that is used to refer to the general concept +of <em>a person</em>. For example, one would say, "One goes down to the shop," instead +of, "You go down to the shop," when they mean, "In general, a person goes down to +the shop," as opposed to specifically, "<em>You</em> go down to the shop."</p> + +<p>There is great value to be found in the use of this word. Without it, the lines +of meaning become blurred regarding whether an author is referring to you, the +reader, or just speaking generally. Usually, this can be easily inferred from +context, but I have seen misunderstandings caused by the use of the word <em>you</em> +in the place of the word <em>one</em> where someone thought another person was +commenting on their actions when, in reality, the other person was speaking +generally. These misunderstandings could be easily avoided by using <em>one</em> +instead of the less-specific <em>you</em>.</p> + +<p>It's a shame that this word is falling out of general use and has become +relegated to more formal writing and speaking. As hopeless as it may be to fight +against the unrelenting force of language evolution, it's a valuable word that I +will try to keep using where appropriate because I don't want to see its meaning +lost.</p> + +<p>If you want to learn more about the usage of <em>one</em>, see <a +href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_(pronoun)">Wikipedia: One_(pronoun)</a>.</p> + +<p><em>This is my eighth post for the +<a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +<a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> +</item> +<item> <title>Caring About SEO</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/caring-about-seo</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/caring-about-seo</guid> diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-disappearance-of-one</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/caring-about-seo</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/i-got-more-ram</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/interesting-things-for-today</loc></url>