Category Archives: communication

  1. Parrots, Programming, and the Bleeding Edge

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    September 27, 2016 by libroshombre

      Old Alexander Pope was on to something when he described good conversation as “the feast of reason and the …
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  2. Poprocks, Paraprosdokians, and Kindness

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    February 10, 2015 by libroshombre

    Voltaire’s 18th century warning remains valid. “It is dangerous,” he wrote, “to be right in matters on which the established …
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  3. Hormones, Peccadillos, and Other Annoyances

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    December 11, 2014 by libroshombre

    One of my favorite hormones was featured in a recent Mental Floss article by Jessica Hullinger titled “6 Fascinating Facts …
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  4. Careful Words, Commas, and CIA Style

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    September 11, 2014 by libroshombre

    Buddha once said, “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced …
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  5. The Etymology of Soccer, Football, and Ageless Slang

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    July 10, 2014 by libroshombre

    The old Scottish poet Allan Cunningham once wrote about a time “when looks were fond and words were few.” That …
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  6. Morphemes, Bashi-Bazouks, and Grawlixes

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    January 30, 2014 by libroshombre

    Libraries, those magnificent repositories of knowledge, are brimming with words of all sorts: written, spoken, sung, and projected. This is …
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