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On Being an Intellectual…

  Some people would think being smart means talking in big words about things nobody really understands. Of course, if one has learned enough SAT words with more than ten letters and is probably pronouncing them correctly (or, in some cases – like I sometimes do – use obsolete, long-dead words or their archaic pronunciation, pour […]

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On standard sentences, political correctness and reciting poems dictated by Scaraotsky

This is not a new idea, nor is it new as compared to other posts I’ve made in this blog (here, or here for example) or in other places, but I never addressed this issue in its own blog post. Romanian has an expression that can be literally translated in English as wooden language. I […]

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How Many Time The World Has to End For Us To Learn Our Lesson?

We’re getting closer and closer to that dreaded 2012 Mayan Apocalypse and I see the world is not happy with fearing just that. Every day we hear about devastating storms, earthquakes (and subsequent tsunamis, as the Japanese tragedy still holds the headlines), various religious figures with more or less global authority and recognition terrify us with […]

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Learning New Languages And Improving Skills You Already Have

Ever since human beings have joined in social groups, eventually forming societies and cultures, information exchange has been a key element in every-day life and not only. The archetypal need of communication and the wide variety of languages and dialects may not always go hand in hand peacefully, but, especially in a global world as […]

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