Tag Archives: vocabulary

Word Play

Written communication among people has increased in recent years because of the popularity of blogging, but what about its quality?  Is the quality in decline, or is this just an effect of the internet? After all, writing no longer requires envelopes, stamps, ink, or days of transmission time. … Continue reading

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There, I feel much better now!

We humans are unique in being capable of abstract thought, and critical to that process is language.  Spoken language preceded the written form but writing has added a wealth of complexity, and capability.  If there is to be hope for … Continue reading

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Torture, By Any Other Name . . .

George F. Will, a columnist who arguably loves words too much, has written persuasively on the nomenclature of “enhanced interrogation techniques” which are central to the plot of a current movie, Zero Dark Thirty now playing in theaters, a movie … Continue reading

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The Voting Majority

George Will is not my favorite columnist, but I do like to read his commentary. If one can get past his pedantic vocabulary there is always actual reasoning that bears consideration. George never uses a small word when a large … Continue reading

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