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Physics for English majors

Posted by in Language, Laughter, Science

Imagine a world where the laws of physics were more like the rules of grammar (too many exceptions, senseless at times, confusing, unknown by most people, etc.)…. For an object to move, force must be applied to it.  An object whose mass is less than that of the combined masses of any objects within the squared diameter of it may, however, move on its own, provided it never comes in contact with any object travelling in an equal and opposite fashion, regardless of size.  Also, any object whose mass is…read more


Capitalization of titles

Posted by in Language

Do you know how to capitalize titles?  I always have the hardest time with that.  I think I finally figured it out, though, with some help from Google and Wikipedia.  The unfortunate downside:  I will never look at titles the same way.  I will be critical henceforth. Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, non-infinitive particles, subordinate conjunctions, the first word, and the last word should ALWAYS be capitalized in titles.  Articles, coordinating conjunctions and infinitives, and prepositional phrases should be lowercase, as long as they are middle words. I will give some…read more