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How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so?

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Who can get through a day of the 2016 presidential campaign and not think of this?Here's part of how my mom did it in the late 1930s and the 1940s. I didn't know what she had in mind when she raised us as if there was no such thing as boys' work or…Continue

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ANOTHER OF the THREE,RELIGION-FREE, ~WORLD WIDE~ ***HOLIDAYS*** IS COMING AROUND!!! THE SUMMER SOLCTICE!!!!!!!!!JUNE 21STTHE LONGEST DAY OF…Continue

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A riddle: What is IT?

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Astronomers do IT all night. Chemists do IT by bonding. Newton did IT with force. Eighteenth century physicists did IT with rigid bodies. Maxwell did IT with magnetism. Volta did IT with a jolt. Watt did IT with power. Joule did IT with…Continue

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Comment was by Chris B on October 2, 2020 at 4:44am

It IS ridiculous and harmful too.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 2, 2020 at 3:38am

Two of our 6 grandkids are left handed, there are lots of left handed people in my family, as well as Rick's family. The older ones were forced into using their right, & I swore than if any of our kids were left handed, I fight any school who tried to change it. They were still trying to change the kids when Rick's brother was in school. Ridiculous!

Comment was by Chris B on October 2, 2020 at 3:27am

Follow your own routine, Ian, you know best about yourself. I can't even count the times I was told to turn right-handed first and then come back, all because I like to make things.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 2, 2020 at 1:01am

Doing the music is the important part, methinks, not hand position. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 

Comment was by Ian Mason on October 2, 2020 at 12:58am

I had my first bass guitar lesson on Monday and was told that I needed to change the position of my hands. I've tried repeatedly and it doesn't work. I've been playing at home, trying to learn from books and videos that all say different things on the subject and had settled into a routine that works for me. I think that hands are probably as varied as any other body part so there's no 'one size fits all'. I'll have to take the discussion up with the teacher. He's nearly 50 years younger than me and I don't know if he's learnt to be flexible in his thinking yet.

Comment was by Ian Mason on October 2, 2020 at 12:45am

Scholars can identify the original compositors who set the type for Shakespeare's First Folio by the spelling. There was no agreed standard. Vocabulary, pronounciation and grammar have diverged too. Examples:

In some older US texts the word 'flat' is still used. 'Apartment' is now standard.

In 'White Jacket' Melville refers too ranks as 'first luff' and 'second luff' indicating that the British pronounciation of lieutenant was still current.

'I'm loving it'. Use of participle in place of verb (I love it) is basically German/central European grammar but with English words.

It might well be possible to identify which immigrant group settled where in the US by the local variations of speech. I'm sure that areas populated by French migrants would have a local dialect different from those who came from Germany and so on.

How's that for a subject for a PhD thesis?

Comment was by Stephen on October 1, 2020 at 2:47pm

Why Did America Drop The ‘U’ In British Spellings?

Whichever branch of the English language you are brought up with, you have to admit parts of it are an inconsistent mess. There are words that are spelled broadly the same but pronounced entirely differently—cough, bough, borough, through, brought—words that are spelled entirely differently but pronounced the same—write, right, two, too, to—and words that do the same job and have only slightly different spellings—obfuscate, obfusticate.

And of course, as with most things that are old and full of character, there’s a lot of beauty in that mess, but also a lot of room for people to argue over which aspect of the mess best exemplifies the true spirit of this living, breathing, evolving thing we all use every day.

One particularly vexatious argument concerns the lack of uniform spellings between British and American English. The simple reason for this is that England and America went their separate ways before anyone became unduly rigorous about spelling words the same way every time. The firm nailing down of language happened in earnest during the 1800s, on both sides of the Atlantic, and thanks largely to the reforming zeal of American lexicographer Noah Webster, it was with markedly different results in the U.S. than in Victorian Britain.

Seeking to wrest control of the language from the British ruling classes, Noah wrote three books that aimed to make a tidy pile of that mess we were talking about. One on grammar, one on reading, and one on spelling. His first—originally titled The First Part of the Grammatical Institute of the English Language, then The American Spelling Book, then The Elementary Spelling Book—became the standard text book from which American teachers taught spelling for 100 years, and it was from reprints and reissues of that original text that Noah began to subtly refine words, spelling them according to how they sound.

Read more https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/05/america-drop-u-briti...

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on September 28, 2020 at 6:43am

Stephen that question you are asking we have been asking ourselves for the last 5 months. Our government instituted night curfews starting from 9pm to 5am. Before that it was from 7pm to 5am. I think the virus walks at night.

Comment was by Ian Mason on September 27, 2020 at 11:29pm

Stephen, it's very sad that theatres and other cultural venues are in this position but I'm sure things will bounce back in some shape or form. Shakespeare survived The Globe being closed by the plague threat and then burning down. I agree with you on the pub question; I don't see how it helps having them close earlier. I've read an article that proposes short but almost complete lock-downs, a sort of 'circuit-breaker' and I wonder if that would be effective.

Comment was by Mrs.B on September 27, 2020 at 4:28pm

Good interview.

 

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