I am aghast, alarmed, astounded, shocked, and horrified. If pushed, I might admit to being flabbergasted (rarely has my flabber been so gasted). If I were feeling uncouth, I might even go so far as to say I was gobsmacked. How could something as awesome as what I am about to discuss have existed for so long without my knowing anything about it?
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A few months ago, I posted a couple of columns -- Dropping the Ball and Casting Aspersions
and Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip)
– as part of which I posed the question: Who can say what discoveries and inventions would have been triggered had the wisdom of the ancients been accepted and employed? … Read More → "Dropping the Ball and Casting Aspersions (Part Deux)"
I have a friend called Bob (spelled the usual way and pronounced with a silent ‘q’). In fact, as fate would have it, I’ve been blessed with an abundance of Bobs (and that’s not something most people expect to hear themselves say on a daily basis).
In order to distinguish between members of this bodacious bunch of Bobs … Read More → "Eeek! 100 Captivating Columns and Counting"
I love words. I wish I knew more of them. I like to believe that I have a reasonably extensive vocabulary at my disposal, but I also recognize that I know only a subset of all the words that are out there. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that new words are popping up like mushrooms, while the meaning of existing words can evolve over … Read More → "Just Call Me an Indexing Fool"