Man in a state of silence

August 16, 2010

Quotation of the Day: “To man in the state of nature there is little that is more uncomfortable than another man’s silence. The man that says nothing is a disquieting and uncanny creature.” Otto Jespersen, Mankind, Nation, and Individual from a Linguistic Point of View 8 (1946). —————————————- Courtesy of Garner’s Usage Tip of the […]

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August 16, 2010

Good Mon. Cool and grayish here after an unusual day Sunday of 90 degree heat, clear skies, and strong breeze, like a Chinook or Siracco. By evening the sky clouded over, but it was still 75 degrees late into the evening. Friday evening we returned to the fair to eat fair food, see fair exhibits, […]

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