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Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

By |May 17th, 2017|News, reference, semantic|0 Comments

Linguistic traps can be embarrassing and horrific, depending on the guffaw. It could result in more than embarrassment over using the wrong verb when […]

Taxonomy of a Taco

By |May 8th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomy of a Taco

Tacos have been on my mind lately with Cinco de Mayo coming up (or rather, gone, since this will be posted afterwards). I love […]

No Taxation Without Taxonomy

By |May 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on No Taxation Without Taxonomy

It isn’t every day that the word “taxonomy” is used in a protest. However, thousands of scientists worldwide took to the streets to rail against […]

The Dystopian Genre

By |April 10th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on The Dystopian Genre

Presidential elections signal many changes ahead for a country but no one really knows what those changes may lead to. This can instill many […]

Don’t Get Tricked

By |April 3rd, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on Don’t Get Tricked

This weekend we celebrated a day of pranks, jokes, and trickery. Some people go to outlandish and extravagant efforts to pull pranks on others, […]

Semantics Plays a Role

By |March 30th, 2017|News, semantic|Comments Off on Semantics Plays a Role

In my family, there are several names beginning with “M” and it is inevitable when my mother calls for one, she usually goes through […]

New Trending Words Added to Oxford

By |March 16th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on New Trending Words Added to Oxford

Three hundred words were recently added to OxfordDictionaries.com, which monitors current trends in the use of modern English. There appeared to be some trends […]

An Elite Group

By |March 9th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on An Elite Group

The term “Copy editors” conjures up images of wire-framed bespectacled people hunched over their desks furiously scratching and swiping with their pencils (always pencils, never […]

Geeks by Another Name

By |March 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Geeks by Another Name

The term geek has no gender specific connotations. Gender also has zero impact on the ways in which women interact with geek culture. However, geek culture […]

The Lion and The Lamb

By |February 27th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on The Lion and The Lamb

March is just around the corner and I think of wind, kites and maybe a little spring. I also think of my mother who […]