Month: July 2018

Contextomy

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Misquoting someone by shortening the quotation or leaving out key words that provide context. Contextomy in academic work leads to cases of plagiarism.

Laughter and Wonder

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My weekend was so filled with fun I didn’t have a moment to capture it all in writing until now. So my feature article and reflection have been combined below. On Saturday night I saw John Cleese at the Lyric […]

Punnet

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British, Australian. A small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit. ”Tis the season for overflowing punnets on breakfast tables.

Isopolity

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Equal rights of citizenship, as in different communities, mutual political rights. Certain treaties allow isopolity.

Blinkered

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1. Narrow-minded and subjective, unwilling to understand another viewpoint. 2. Having blinkers on, fitted with blinkers. Blinkered individuals have the same difficulties as blinkered horses.

Epigone

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An undistinguished imitator, follower, or successor of an important writer, painter etc. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Leonine

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1. Resembling or suggestive of a lion. 2. Of or relating to the lion. The lion is king of the jungle and thereby symbols that are leonine have often represented royalty.

Artscape 2018

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Sorry for the late post, but I have just returned from my second visit to Artscape. Artscape is the arts festival the city of Baltimore hosts every summer. It is the largest free arts festival in the United States. The […]

Blaise Pascal on Nature

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“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere,” writes the philosopher Blaise Pascal. Here, Pascal brings up the philosophical question of infinitude, as we have seen illustrated in past posts, especially in […]