Archive for November, 2017

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

I Literally Can’t Even: The Figurative Use of the Word Literally

Jordana Lalonde Picture this: A family of four sits at a restaurant. The daughter pours over the menu and pauses at the words “yam fries”, scanning for the option to add a delicious dipping sauce. She sees no such condiments and announces, “I’m literally jumping off a bridge if this restaurant doesn’t have garlic aioli.” […]

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Cipher? I Don’t Even Know Her:” The History of Zero and its Philosophical Implications

Emily Huel GIF: GIPHY. Introduction: From the Old English form nan þinc, the word nothing, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is “no part, share, or quantity of a thing; no aspect, evidence, or quality of a thing or person” (OED s.v. nothing, n. sense 2a). The first written evidence of the word was […]