The Diction of Media

Words popularized by media and politicians many of which are like short cuts that avoid coherent explanation and analysis: “Nuance”, “Nuanced”The word “nuanced” used to mean something like shaded, subtle, perhaps even difficult to explain related in meaning to the word “complicated” which implies difficult to explain, and understand . On October 17, 2012 a … More The Diction of Media

Cannibalism

“Cannibalism: Whacked scientist says eating humans could save earth“ A Swedish scientist says “eating humans could save earth” Reminds me of that old Scandinavian movie Green Butcher

Inquiry and Math

The province of Ontario’s Conservative government concerned about Ontario students’ declining math scores will require new elementary teachers to score 70% on a math test. The Toronto Star, critical of the Conservative government’s apparent intention to emphasize rote learning in reforming the teaching of elementary school math, says in its August 30, 2019 editorial, “The … More Inquiry and Math

“the Canadian way”

“Scheer’s election slogan undermines the Canadian way “ The above quotation from the Toronto Star in an article dated 1 day ago about the Conservative party of Canada’s leader informed me of “the Canadian way”, a phrase conveying a Canadian attitude that I missed growing up here in “Toronto the good” maybe because in them … More “the Canadian way”

Politics and Math

The province of Ontario’s Conservative government concerned about Ontario students’ declining math scores will require new elementary teachers to score 70% on a math test. The Toronto Star, critical of the Conservative government’s apparent intention to emphasize rote learning in reforming the teaching of elementary school math, says in its August 30, 2019 editorial, “The … More Politics and Math

“Truth”

Everyone knows that Pontius Pilot asked what truth is; today “truth” is what a judge and jury say it is.