Here’s a comparison!
By Erin McKean May 1, 2011 – Published in the Boston Globe:
Consider the slight but significant difference between these two sentences: “The word failure isn’t in the dictionary” and “The word failure isn’t in his dictionary.” With the first, the blame falls on the hapless dictionary editor (who works, of course, on what lexicographer Rosamund Moon has called the UAD — “the Unidentified Authorizing Dictionary”).
Here’s a link to the whole article. Enjoy it.
I hear you.
Just one short verb to express so much. Hear. Pronounced just like its homonym: here.
I hear you. I understand what you’re saying …
and I’m paying attention to WHAT you’re saying. It has not only reached my ears … it’s reached my … reason. I’m taking what you’re saying into consideration.
Famous people have said this at some point in their political careers when they’re forced to listen!
Others might be … a little hard of hearing and say this:
and when it comes to the latest news … or gossip:
and when we finally meet … one of us just might say :
This piece by Elliot Silberberg was published in today’s IHT. Thank you, Elliot!
If you like the Paris Savannah Connection, you’ll enjoy it!
From The Last Word on the New York Times
There is an exhibit on at the American Museum of Natural History in new York that would make the trip worthwhile – if only for that!
But you can also get an incredible introduction to the show right here … The Brain: The Inside Story or you can go straight to
Your Sensing Brain, Your Emotional Brain, Your Thinking Brain, Your Changing Brain,
The 21st century Brain.
The adjective is brainy. That means smart, real smart. Apparently, we only use a small part of it. You’re smarter than you think!