Four-letter class warfare Could it be that one book reviewer’s over reliance on the word “limn” (which means to outline in clear, sharp detail) has erupted into accusations of elitism and a general brouhaha in the lexical world? Yeah, it could. Seems these days that if a piece of writing demands a reader to turn […]
Judge: Open public arena to other newspapers Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Arthur Brennan gave the city 20 days to either remove The Union Leader vending machines from the Verizon Wireless Arena or allow other newspapers in the building. The ruling was a victory for the new free weekly HippoPress of Manchester, which took the […]
Postmodern Pooh According to Frederick Crews, Emeritus professor of English at the University of California at Berkley, “The essays that the graduating BAs would submit with their applications were often brilliant. After five or six years of PhD work, the same people would write incomprehensible crap. Where did they learn it? They learned it from […]
Where Net Luminaries Turn For News Funny, I’d have thought the choices of these “Internet deep thinkers and technology heavy hitters” would have been more illuminating … other than a definite preference toward blogs, these folks pick about the same scattershot bunch of news outlets as any random sample of Internet users.
Does birth order determine personality type? Hmmm… I’ll have to take this one up with Ana, Catherine and James. It seems, however, that the studies characterization of the traits of the eldest hold some water: “Reliable and aggressive with leadership qualities; organized and goal-oriented; list-maker; younger siblings may call them ‘bossy’; intense, they can be […]