The Grumpy Giraffe

Critiques on social and education issues

What does “Canadian” look like?

In a world that is quickly being swept by the trend of being “politically correct”, it is becoming increasingly difficult to say something without worrying that it will offend a … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

c u at the lib?? x – Why textspeak is good

We hear teachers, parents, and other adults rant about how the digitally savvy generation is doomed to wreck English with shorthand that isn’t approved by secretaries. Omitting vowels, using numbers, … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Labelling in Special Education

G. H. Mead may be a familiar name to some, especially those who have taken Introduction to Psychology or Sociology courses. He’s one of the founders of the famous labelling … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Being 20 is too old for YOLO

This video of Meg Jay’s TED Talk popped up on my Facebook feed a while ago, but it really is crucial to our understanding of young adults today. We hear, … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 4 Comments


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