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Do you write “like a girl?”

Recently, while catching up on some of my magazine reading, I noticed something surprising: without looking at the byline, I was able to guess whether or not the author of any given article was a woman or a man with … Continue reading

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Just say “gnotobiotic.”

One from the obscure word file today: gnotobiotic. That’s “nəʊtəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk” in IPA notation, which by my crude phonetics is roughly “no-toe-bi-ah-tic.” If you work in research in the life sciences you might know this word. You might even work with … Continue reading

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