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Taxonomy of Horrors

By |October 31st, 2017|Access Insights, News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomy of Horrors

One of the biggest questions floating around every year in October is this: “What movies will you watch this month?”—or some derivative of that. All the major networks play their own hand-picked list of 25-50 “horror” movies all month long. Farms open their doors to a public that can roam around haunted barns and mazes; even the malls host their very own haunted houses (generally not advised for children). Many of these attractions are partly or fully inspired by horror films that over the generations have become staples every October.

On the Tip of Your Tongue

By |October 27th, 2017|News, reference, semantic|Comments Off on On the Tip of Your Tongue

It feels like it happens more frequently with each passing week. I am humming a long in a conversation and my brain hits a […]

Technology Terms and Their History

By |October 18th, 2017|News, Technology|Comments Off on Technology Terms and Their History

Dongles have become a pervasive aspect of our existence. Dongles are everywhere. But why are they called dongles? Mashable brought us this interesting, yet humorous, topic […]

Feeling Lucky?

By |October 13th, 2017|News, reference, search|Comments Off on Feeling Lucky?

Today is Friday the 13th. It is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. The number 13 itself is considered unlucky in various aspects of culture. […]

Sad Songs Say So Much

By |August 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Sad Songs Say So Much

It is not just teenage girls who like to listen to sad songs once in awhile. Sometimes it is that certain emotional quality that […]

Words Can Be a Lifelong Career

By |July 24th, 2017|News, reference, Text processing|Comments Off on Words Can Be a Lifelong Career

A 76-year old lexicographer continues working with his passion of the English language and all the intricacies that come along with it. He compiles […]

The Dictionary to the Rescue

By |July 21st, 2017|News, reference, semantic|Comments Off on The Dictionary to the Rescue

Who knew in this day and age of digital, semantic and virtual technologies that the dictionary would turn out to the hero of the […]

Spell What?

By |June 5th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on Spell What?

A colleague and I were discussing spelling bees at lunch just today. As a long time fan and childhood participant, I enjoy watching them, […]

Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

By |May 17th, 2017|News, reference, semantic|Comments Off on Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

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 […]