Why in any case, this glorification of man? How about lions and tigers?
They destroy fewer animals or human lives than we do, and they are much
more beautiful than we are.
the difference between animals and humans?|
|Animals are superior.|
|Fun with auto‑complete suggestions.|
The entertainment value in this example is sequence-dependent.
Google tailors its suggestions based on who's asking;
if I try this, pdf is listed first
and the result isn't as funny.
If I type "why should I convert to", every suggestion returned by Google
is a religion. But If I type "why should I not convert to",
the first suggestion is the metric system.
I like books
and I like red filters and I wish I could take credit for the
idea to do this—but I saw it in a pic on
Pluto being in the news makes this as good a time as any to remember
how it got named. Then‑11‑year‑old Venetia Burney
suggested the name to her grandfather, who knew Herbert Hall Turner
(the astronomy professor at Oxford who gave us the word
I think PLUTO excellent!!
and I have to say I agree.
A couple of interesting locutions I came across recently.
First, phrasing that reminds me of the not‑based constructions I
a while back:
What I found most galling was the argument that Grexit would bring about
an economic catastrophe, as though the catastrophe had not already happened.
If you have been unemployed for five years, with no prospect of a job,
it makes no difference whether the money you do not get is denominated
in euros, or in drachma.