Category Archives: Things you should know

WOTY (Word of the Year) 2019 – Part 3

This is Part 3 of the seemingly never-ending Word of the Year (WOTY) wrap-up that I do at this site every year. But oh, rest assured: it could be a lot longer! You really should show a little gratitude that I … Continue reading

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WOTY (Word of the Year) 2019 – Part 2

I left you last time after summarizing a few of the major WOTY (Word of the Year) lists. If your overtaxed brain can stand it, continue reading, as there’s more of this babbling to come. Oh, yes: there’s more. As … Continue reading

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WOTY (Word of the Year) 2019 – Part 1

It’s a terrible practice, this end of year wrap-up thing, isn’t it? All sorts of news outlets, starved for content and fresh ideas, filling space in their December publications (electronic or print) with lists of the 10 best this and … Continue reading

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When Words Are Too Much Of A Good Thing

Words. We can’t live with them, but we can’t live without them. By which I mean that words are absolutely necessary for human interaction on all levels, even unspoken ones—human perception and behavior are so thoroughly intertwined with language that … Continue reading

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Times Less and Times Fewer? Bad Choices.

What’s wrong with the following two sentences? “At its closest approach, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of MU69, more than three times as close as the probe got to Pluto.” Science News, February 2, 2019. “That’s about twice … Continue reading

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