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The Love of Words

By |September 20th, 2018|News, reference|Comments Off on The Love of Words

If the word for a book-lover is a bibliophile, what is the word for word-lover? Epeolatry means the worship of words, and that is […]

Drama in Taxonomy Naming Conventions

By |May 22nd, 2018|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Drama in Taxonomy Naming Conventions

In the world of taxonomy, names are very important. This interesting and slightly humorous information came to our attention from the Ottawa Citizen in their […]

Taxonomy in Fiction

By |February 1st, 2018|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomy in Fiction

If you have been a frequent reader of TaxoDiary, you know that I like finding odd and unique taxonomies. I like knowing that taxonomies exist […]

Words Are Important

By |December 22nd, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on Words Are Important

For more than a decade, Merriam-Webster has been issuing annual lists with the top ten words of that year. For 2017 the word is […]

Classifications of Those Rejected

By |December 15th, 2017|Access Insights, News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Classifications of Those Rejected

You already know my fascination with odd taxonomies and classifications. Remember the deeper dive into Tom Cruise movies? Or how about the post identifying […]

Donner, Blitzen and Who?

By |December 11th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Donner, Blitzen and Who?

The festive legend says that Santa Claus’s reindeer pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve.

The names of the […]

Proofreading Fun

By |December 7th, 2017|News, reference, Standards, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Proofreading Fun

To some the title of this article may seem like an oxymoron, but for others proofreading is an obsession. This unique but interesting play […]

The Dynamics of Surviving the Dysfunctional Family Holiday Gathering

By |November 27th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on The Dynamics of Surviving the Dysfunctional Family Holiday Gathering

Family life in the 21st century is best demonstrated by the holiday family gathering. There’s nothing in the world as unique and yet predictable, […]

Words Reveal Much

By |November 24th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on Words Reveal Much

Words matter. They reveal who you are and reflect your character. Every child has heard the rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones
But […]

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.