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George Carlin, on Words, Fear, and the Truth

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American Fascism 2017

It’s easy to throw words like “fascism” around without really thinking about their definitions . . . so I looked the word up, to reexamine it. In my opinion, the “shoe fits,” as the saying goes, whether you call it … Continue reading

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A Deck of Polyhedra

There are 52 rotating polyhedra below. Starting right now, 52 of anything can be called a “deck” of that thing. The derivation of this term is the the number of cards in a standard playing-card deck. The deck is the … Continue reading

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What do you mean, you “can’t wait?” Obviously, you can!

  Why do people so often, and completely incorrectly, say they “can’t wait” for things? No one ever says this, it seems, unless they already are waiting for whatever they are talking about. A seasonal example: “I can’t wait for Christmas!” When … Continue reading

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A Plea for Consistency in the Use of Numerical Prefixes

First, let’s face facts: the numerical prefixes currently in use, in English, are a horrible mess. Most of the ones used with polyhedra, for example, such as tetra- (4) and penta- (5), are derived from Greek. For polygons, however, a … Continue reading

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A Law of Blogging, in Venn Diagram Form

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Teaching in Central Arkansas? Here’s a Key to Acronyms in Common Use in Our Profession.

Originally posted on Reading Acronym Soup:
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