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Shibboleth — not someone who predicts the future and not a Lovecraft monster

I’ve been swimming into the depths of political speech again lately, and that means I encounter interesting words and concepts that aren’t always common in everyday use. One of the words that crops up now and then is “shibboleth.” I … Continue reading

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That would be hella big.

Hellawatts? Hellagrams? Hellameters? I missed this one when it first cropped up and then, when I saw it, it was the time of year that I thought it might be an April Fool’s joke. But it wasn’t.

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