Monthly Archives: December 2016

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up     I think one of the symptoms a country going mad is that it becomes difficult to discern real events from a satire of them. Comedians who write satire for a living are constantly … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Latin

Brush Up Your Latin     Latin is considered a dead language, meaning it is no longer spoken as a native language by anyone. For being dead, it seems very much alive in the English language, and we see it all the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Post-Truth Age

Welcome to the Post-Truth Age     The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2016 is “post-truth,” defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal … Continue reading

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Some Colorful Language

Some Colorful Language     There is an ongoing debate about what color is.  Galileo thought that objects have no color of their own, that it’s all in our minds.  The other school of thought, color realism, holds that they do have … Continue reading

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