ON LANGUAGE; The Smartest Word
If that's your first reaction, you are in the center of six centuries of the meaning of the word ... Gee, there goes the fun; no sooner does the combative sense of the word gain dominance than it is being replaced by a more diffuse, sophisticated sense.
Barnes & Noble is spinning off Nook, but what does that mean for Microsoft's investment in it?
Barnes & Noble has officially confirmed plans to spin off the company's Nook tablet and e-reader business, more than two years after it first announced plans to do so. As part of its ... both Barnes & Noble and the impending Nook company by allowing ...
Voldemort, Morlock, Mordor: What Do All These Villains Have in Common?
Aside from all being villainous, what does J.K. Rowling’s Voldemort, H.G. Wells’ Morlocks, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Moria, Mordor and Morgoth have in common? The root “mor.” And these shady characters and locations associated with impending doom ...
What Does Cooperation Buy You?
The word is filled with meaning for enforcement professionals ... and earlier years provides interesting information that may inform the calculus. What Does It Mean to Cooperate? This is an important gatekeeper question. Despite detailed frameworks ...
Go On And Call Me Fat; It's True
What does that even MEAN ... powerful about seeing the word "fat" in print (metaphorical though that print may be in a virtual environment) when it isn't attached to pictures of headless fatties and headlines about my impending death -- and how much ...