Giving Up Nouns for Lent
It's always around this time of year that I wish I had given up a noun rather than a verb for Lent—some thing ... and if we were still hungry after dinner we had to eat something like yogurt. There was always much discussion about whether or not certain ...
London photo: pizza for critics
What is the collective noun for a large quantity of pizzas? An arteriosclerosis of pizzas? A cardiac arrest of pizzas? Whatever it is, that’s what this was, to feed hungry critics at the London press screening of Non-Stop.
What Is ‘Divergent’? A Guide for Grown-Ups
I have taken one for the team again and read both Divergent and its sequel Insurgent, and I am here to report on these Hunger Games clones — because ... irritated because some of these words are nouns and others adjectives, and you can’t understand ...
Walter Murch: searching for the sound of the God particle
Like the physicists in the film, he is a pioneer, hungry for discovery, worrying at the limits ... Evidence can be found in the limited range of our oral vocabulary. "There are many, many nouns for the act of looking – a glance, a glimpse, a peep ...
The Noun Game – A Simple Grammar Lesson Leads to a Clash of Civilizations
... nouns but nominals that function like nouns. None of this lends itself to buckets, and none of these systems specifically mentions animals. In English, though, animals can clearly be things: “The dog is hungry. Feed it.” However, animals can also ...