Archive for March, 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

A Quick Look at EU’s <Eu> Mathematicians

Shawn Predicala For some of you who didn’t know about this before, this could be the most enlightening discovery of your lives or it could just be another random and useless fact, but yes, the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler’s last name is actually pronounced /ɔɪlər/.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Uncleftish Beholding: An Uploosening of English Cleanness

Alexei Muzyka Many English words are directly borrowed from, or take influence from many other languages. Loanwords can fill lexical gaps, increase the ways people can say what they want to, and increase the precision of communication in a language. English has borrowed so many foreign words that it might seem impossible that the complex […]

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Old English Is Older than Old English That is Old New English

Jamie Maclean “Hey what classes are you taking this year?” “A course in Old English.” “You mean like Shakespeare?” “No, from way before that.”

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

He’s Not Dead… He’s Resting!: Political Euphemisms and What To Do With Them

Stephanie Ruiz While Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot Sketch” exploits the potential for humour in euphemistic language, it also signals the potential for euphemisms to blur the perception of reality. When the client attempts to return a dead parrot, the pet shop owner uses the euphemism for death “to be at rest” hoping to confuse his […]