Author: boustrophedon

  • A Uniquely Overlooked Book

    A Uniquely Overlooked Book

    Given that one needs a phone, tablet, or computer and service to access it, the Internet is not the great equalizer that it has been touted to be. A more affordable, convenient, and well-organized source of knowledge is an unabridged dictionary. Recently, I picked up a free copy of the unabridged edition of The Random…

  • Do Sentences Have Feelings?

    Do Sentences Have Feelings?

    When I studied Latin during my freshmen year of college, I was astonished to learn that our English word sentence derived from the Latin sententia, which means feeling, thought, opinion, vote, judgment, determination, will, and–of course–sentence. Saying that sententia means sentence, which is a grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses a declaration,…