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harmonygritz commented on the list fys156-tech-and-society
Early entries are from a paper by Cal State Monterey Bay librarians. They had me at robust corpus, actually...
September 27, 2013
harmonygritz commented on the word Bren
Bren (or Bren gun) is "a lightweight quick-firing gun used by the Allied Forces in World War II" according to my Mac's dictionary. Compare with Sten.
October 25, 2011
harmonygritz commented on the word brace
Oh. Brace as in a pair of something. Not my best day with a crossword puzzle.
harmonygritz commented on the word blackbird
The crossword clue was crow. My first guess was brag about, which has several letters in the same place as the correct answer, blackbird.
harmonygritz commented on the word hart
Adding to my Cross Words list due to the following punny clue: "Deer hart, wish you were here..." (Mancini, Livingston & Evans)
harmonygritz commented on the word infotention
Howard Rheingold paves the way for all others with his discussion of infotention in various media. Here's a 7-minute blip.tv clip in which he introduces the concept of using both technology and your own powers of attention to manage information overload.
October 23, 2011
harmonygritz commented on the word mondegreen
Never mind the "shoping" sic distraction-- more mondegreens at Jon Carroll's column archives.
October 18, 2011
harmonygritz commented on the word mnemonic arbitrage
Either Mimi or Eunice (I just cannot keep track of those two) embodies and manifests mnemonic arbitrage and doesn't care who knows it!
October 16, 2011
harmonygritz commented on the word ibis redibis
"To say that something is an ibis redibis, usually in the context of legal documents, is to say that its wording is (either deliberately or accidentally) confusing or ambiguous." From the Wikipedia entry.
September 28, 2011
harmonygritz commented on the word tumultuous
Thanks for posting this one, as it has given me trouble since I was in high school. This definitely relates to Gladwell's Outliers.Visit his site.
harmonygritz commented on the word Roseto
Roseto and the Rosetans were driving our FYS100 class crazy on the first day of discussing Outliers.
harmonygritz commented on the word Rosetan
Rosetan is the adjectival form of Roseto (town in Italy, also in Pennsylvania) mentioned in Gladwell's Outliers.
harmonygritz commented on the word trippy
A fresh, solipsistic look at trippy from http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/09/28/whoa-trippy/
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