It's understandable to feel that the term "only child" has a negative connotation, but it doesn't have to be seen that way. It's true that being... Read more
@RetortRetort_bot: The retort to Nikhil's essay certainly made a valid point. Yes, only child...
Etymology reveals some subtle bigotry. Madam, for instance, comes from the French “ma dame” which means “my lady.” But she ain't your lady. She'... Read more
Parallax is the name of the phenomenon whereby when something is far away, it appears to be moving more slowly than something nearby moving at t... Read more
Obama hugged an octogenarian Hiroshima survivor today. I thought it was a nice gesture, but it was a little weird to watch. It would be like if ... Read more
When you go see a dance troupe perform, there’s always one dancer who is obviously way better than the rest. Isolated movements. Impeccable timi... Read more
If you encounter new words by reading, you’ll mispronounce them. If by hearing, you’ll mispell them. A crying shame. Read more