The Most Dangerous Four Letter Word

Posted on November 18, 2014

In 1966 Lenny Bruce was arrested for uttering nine obscene words. Most of them you would still not utter in polite company although three or four of them you probably heard sometime between breakfast and your second cup of coffee this morning. Then, in 1973, George Carlin uttered his famous “Seven Dirty Words,” words that [...]


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COMMEM OR A’ TION n. kə-ˈme-mə-ˌrāt [from con memoro, Latin]

Posted on November 16, 2014

Generally I detest using a dictionary. It’s so much easier to skip over an unknown word than to look it up. Today such Philistinism – ok, look it up; it means ignorance — is inexcusable. There was a time when if you didn’t understand a word you crossed the room, lifted a 20 pound tome [...]


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“What was my first pet’s favorite food?

Posted on November 8, 2014

Life in the old days – say around 2009 – used to be so much simpler. Forget your login? No problem. “What was your mother’s maiden name?” That was easy. Then came phishing. My 4 number password – child’s birthday, of course – no longer was acceptable. “Passwords should be a minimum of 8 characters [...]


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