Daily Archives: October 16, 2020

Public Health: Same As It Ever Was

It is not often when the Washington Post and I agree on something, but today I found an example of a case where this happens. The Washington Post reported, as if it was a new and unusual insight, that the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Jay-Z

Jay-Z is one of the most obvious cases that can exist for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. By any metric one looks at, whether one looks at critical appeal, obvious relevance for other musicians, chart placement, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Word Drops

Word Drops: A Sprinkling Of Linguistic Curiosities, by Paul Anthony Jones This is a good example of the sort of book that can come easily from the twitter age, and that is a collection of very short texts with some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Through The Language Glass

Through The Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages, by Guy Deutscher This book rather thoughtfully engages a question that is in debate in linguistics and one that I have a deep personal interest in. The question … Continue reading

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Book Review: Long Live Latin

Long Live Latin: The Pleasures Of A Useless Language, by Nicola Gardini This is a book written by someone who, like many classicists, is greatly interested in the Latin language and desirous to interest other people in so being as … Continue reading

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