Grammar quiz based on Steven Pinker’s Sense of Style – 2

Quiz #2 Hint : the default answers are incorrect – try not to choose them   Reference: Chapter 6 – Telling Right from Wrong. Pinker, Steven (2014-09-30). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Penguin Publishing Group. Citations in parentheses – f.e (3678-3704) – are from the Kindle Edition.  …

Grammar quizzes based on Steven Pinker’s Sense of Style – 1

Quiz #1 Hint : the default answers are incorrect – try not to choose them   Reference: Chapter 6 – Telling Right from Wrong. Pinker, Steven (2014-09-30). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Penguin Publishing Group. Citations in parentheses – f.e (3369-3370) – are from the Kindle Edition.  …

Jonathan Haidt & Leo Romero : at LEAST 5 hard steps to a kinda happy life

Psychology n. [ fr Lat -logy (study of) + Grk psycho (nuts) ] for more than 100 years, had been dominated by disorders [thanks, Freud (coke addict )]. For 125 years, back to when Freud (1856–1939) wrote On Aphasia (1891) ψ was all about what is wrong with us, and how to (maybe ) make us better. Then, in the 1990s, a rebel group of psychologists,……

Anne Curzan: New word meanings

Transcript of excerpts from The secret life of words by Anne Curzan, Lecture 5: New word meanings I am struck by the different attitudes that people can have to thinking about semantic change in the past, and semantic change in the present. When we see semantic change happening around us, it……

Metaphors and human cognition

from The secret life of words by Anne Curzan, Lecture 5: New word meanings Metaphors seem to be fundamental to the ways in which we categorize the world. As we experience the world, we look for similarities, and that’s one of the ways that we group things together, and those similarities can be……

Elder abuse: Pinker vs Strunk & White

Steven Pinker starts The Sense of Style with this salute to Strunk & White I love style manuals. Ever since I was assigned Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style in an introductory psychology course, the writing guide has been among my favorite literary genres. It’s not just that I welcome……

Anne Curzan at TED: What makes a word “real”?

I need to start by telling you a little bit about my social life, which I know may not seem relevant, but it is. 0:20 When people meet me at parties and they find out that I’m an English professor who specializes in language, they generally have one of two……

Mila del Sol, Raul Manglapus, Superior Maintenance Services Inc

like most of her peers, and most “superstars” of the day, Mila del Sol could have wasted her millions on drugs, sex, and chachacha. instead, she raised six kids (as a single mom, with some help from our fathers), and supported her parents, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, friends, friends of friends,……

“strategic management” – Michael Porter – 5 competitive forces model

In 1979, Harvard Business Review published “How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy” by a young economist and associate professor, Michael E. Porter. It was his first HBR article, and it started a “revolution” (duck! another one!) in strategic studies. In subsequent decades, Porter brought his signature economic rigor to the study……

foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements – BOTTOMS UP!

< Previously on Leo’s so-called mind: foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements. Dearly Beloved Friends & Family all over The Philippine Establishment : Please build the infrastructure you should have ALREADY built for The People forever ago (instead of wasting or.and.or stealing their money), then: Git.Out.The.Way final installment……

foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements. Dearly Beloved Friends & Family all over The Philippine Establishment : Please build the infrastructure you should have ALREADY built for The People forever ago (instead of wasting or.and.or stealing their money), then: Git.Out.The.Way

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