I asked if there was another example, and here one is.abominable, a. (and adv.)[...In med.L. and OFr., and in Eng. from Wyclif to 17th c., regularly spelt abhominable, and explained as ab homine, quasi ‘away from man, inhuman, beastly,’ a derivation which influenced the use and has permanently affected the meaning of the word. No … Continue reading Snowmen and otherwise
An absolutely fascinating article on the way praise for children can actually be harmful to their self-esteem, and their willingness and ability to try new things and persevere. It seems that good, old-fashioned emphasis on effort and not giving up is much more valuable for kids. (And probably for adults, too.)And the results aren't minuscule. … Continue reading I really like the fact that you read each post thoroughly.
How does one read? And, more to the point, perhaps, how should one read? A quick stab at answering the question is that it really doesn't matter too much if we don't read everything that we "ought" to read, as long as we take a stab at it and see if the book "takes" or … Continue reading To read or not to read
This is an example (via AL Daily)of the irritating kind of atheist. He at once combines snobbishness, condescension and hostility and dispenses it with a dismissive and patronising tone. His arguments against faith are childish and weak and his apparent inability to argue from his opponent's viewpoint will cripple him anytime he tries to convince. … Continue reading Atheist Irritation