Really? And the last entry winds up with the word "english" used as a verb. Wild.acaulescent, a.Bot.Apparently stemless, having a very short stem, or having the stem concealed in the ground.--------------acauline, a.Bot.= ACAULESCENT.------------acaulose, a.Bot.= ACAULESCENT.------------acaulous, a.Bot.= ACAULESCENT.¶Of the three preceding attempts to english Linnæus's acaulis, Jussieu's acaule, this is most in accordance with Eng. analogies.
"One notes that in everyday speech the word 'fact' has taken the place of 'truth'; 'it is a fact' is now the formula for a categorical assertion. Where fact is made the criterion, knowledge has been rendered unattainable. And the public is being taught systematically to make this fatal confusion of factual particulars with wisdom. … Continue reading Fact v. Truth
Just finished reading Freakonomics, which is the dumbest name for a book possible while still retaining some connection to the material in the book. That aside, the book is not at all what I expected it to be. There really wasn't much to it in terms of hard data and there was lots of sensationalist … Continue reading Stupid, stupid name.