Category Archives: language

Words

Words that people are afraid to say discipline all speech. Racial/ national epithets are freely hurled among friends. For as long as I can recall the only people who spontaneously said the word “wop” were my mother and a friend. … Continue reading

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Where are they hiding?

I’m still looking for experts and scientists who know something and who are able to speak directly for themselves on their own terms without the media filter. The subject I was looking for today was the Executive order to tenporarily … Continue reading

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Dig

“Dig”  and “cool” were words that I first remember in a  context that seemed to have preceded the birth of rock and roll’s popularity, words that shaded mysterious cultish initiates who behaved and spoke as though they’d tapped into the … Continue reading

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The Hipster and His Jazz Lingo

As warmer summer-like weather approaches broadcasters tell of imminent jazz festivals. But my first understanding of the term jazz is of bebop jazz; that music whose rhythms flew to the stratosphere and that drummers punctuated with bass drum bombs, its … Continue reading

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