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Link: 'The Mind: Less Puzzling in Chinese?'

In an essay at The New York Review of Books, writer Perry Link questions whether Western languages’ emphasis on using nouns over using verbs perhaps contributes to, or even creates, philosophical problems. 906 more words

Links

Actively Mourning the Loss of the Passive Voice

This is a sensitive topic for me.  Studying the classics makes you extremely aware of the passive voice.

I was in a writing group one time where one of the members had followed his whim to walk in Hemingway’s shoes.   189 more words

Writing

founder, flounder

By LAWRENCE FELLOWS
To flounder is to struggle awkwardly, to stumble helplessly, to flop about like a flounder out of water.
If a horse founders… 34 more words
Nouns

Verbing

Waking up.  Going to sleep.  Napping when you can.  Working out.  Lounging.  Traveling.  Enjoying the comforts of home.  Winning.  Losing.  Remembering. Forgetting.  Being.  Doing.  Crying.  Laughing.  17 more words

Life

occur, take place

By LAWRENCE FELLOWS

Things occur when you least expect them, but take place by arrangement. Still, you can never be sure what might occur at a carefully arranged luncheon.

Verbs

After reading this...

After reading this on Yahoo! Beauty, I don’t feel good:

Let’s hope that was just a typo; I’d hate to think the writer thought it was correct.

Yahoo!