June 23, 2017

Open House Banner Ads – Analog Version

New & Improved (& Bigger!) Once upon a time, the only kind of banner ad was . . . a real, live banner (usually made out of weather-resistant nylon). With the advent of the Internet, banner ads took on a new, digital meaning:  a horizontal ad spanning the top of your computer screen. Starting this Spring,...
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The Two, EXACTLY OPPOSITE Meanings of “That Investigation is Going Nowhere . . .”

Schizophrenic Politics, Schizophrenic Language It turns out that it’s not just modern American politics that is increasingly schizophrenic. So is our language. Exhibit A:  the two, diametrically opposite meanings of the statement, “That investigation is going nowhere” (as in, the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential election, and whether Trump obstructed it). Definition...
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