Tag Archives: language

Bloggy McBlogface

Get in the comments with your own Blanky McBlankface name. Then download my books. It won’t cost you a thing. Boaty McBoatface was a mildly interesting cultural phenomenon. When the UK’s National Environment Research Council ran a poll to name … Continue reading

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Evolution – Part One

Evolution: A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form. The Free Dictionary, definition 1(a). Some years ago I published a series of articles about evolution in my local newspaper. It generated … Continue reading

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VocalID Certificate – 1000

I got another certificate! VocalID gave me a certificate to reward my efforts, and to encourage more. VocalID is an initiative whose goal is to provide unique voices to people who can’t speak on their own. They need devices that … Continue reading

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What are the Odds He’s Left-handed?

A while back I was sitting with some friends and relatives and we were having a conversation. We were talking about creative people. Writers, actors, dancers, etc. We were remembering how it seemed like in the olden days actors all … Continue reading

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Trolls Observed

Trolls get a lot of attention, but never as much as they want. That pretty well sums up the problem, and its cause. Right, then. Let’s wrap this up and call it a day, shall we? No, we shan’t. This … Continue reading

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For the Love of Trolls

Troll: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument — Urban Dictionary Trolls. Don’t you just love them? Internet trolls, I mean. I guess the other … Continue reading

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X Times More

Grammar of the Day – X Times More Here’s another one that bothers me: people saying X times more when they mean X times as many/much. For instance, if I have ten cherries (Mmm. Cherries) and they have thirty cherries, … Continue reading

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VocalID Certificate

I got a certificate! VocalID gave me a certificate to reward my efforts, and to encourage more. VocalID is an initiative whose goal is to provide unique voices to people who can’t speak on their own. They need devices that … Continue reading

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Different To

Grammar of the Day – Different To I used to think that “different than” was bad. As in, “Reading a book is different than watching a movie.” But now it seems almost like an old friend. I think it’s been … Continue reading

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Types Of Intelligence

In 1983 psychologist Howard Gardener wrote a book describing multiple types of intelligence.  Before then, ability in mathematics and language qualified for intelligence, but other abilities did not. If you click on the image at the top of this post, … Continue reading

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