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Oxford Word of the Month - August: Tip turkey

tip turkey – noun: the white ibis, Threskiornis moluccus, often regarded as a pest in urban areas because of its scavenging at tips, etc… 409 more words


Language, as always, changes

I wish I could point out one incident where I misused a word (vis-à-vis the daily prompt which asks us to do just that), but my brain just isn’t working that well today.   1,618 more words

Daily Prompt

Absurd Thought of the Day Aug 1st 2015

Absurd Thought of the Day Aug 1st 2015
Getting a dictionary drunk.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Aug 2015



Having had more time to meditate on this, I feel I have more to say about it.

My Therapy post gained a lot more feedback than I ever anticipated. 482 more words

Emotional Stuff

Compound Data Types and Functions as Objects

The main algorithms that we have seen apply to simple data types: numbers and strings, but there are many other useful compound data types that consist of collections of elements. 1,030 more words

Computer Science Topics

Review: The Word Exchange ~ Alena Graedon

ISBN ~ 978-0345806031
Publisher ~Anchor
No. Of Pages ~370pages
Links ~ Penguin Random House, Amazon, Alena Graedon

Books, libraries, and newspapers have at last become things of the past. 482 more words

No Spoiler Reviews


Being aware that language and politics are interdependent and remembering a phrase “there are no facts, but only interpretations,” which is attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche, I looked through some English-language Russian media to discover what should be actually understood by non-Russians when they visit those news outlets, or how “vatniks” (pro-Putin rednecks, reactionary and bigoted) understand them. 178 more words