Tag Archive: language

Aug 11

Crosswalks and Curse Words

So much for my good record of not using bad language around my kids. The example I set today was pretty poor all around, in fact. It happened near the end of a long run through Schenley Park, for which …

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Dec 28

Trilingual Alphabet Signs (Free Download!)

I actually finished this months ago, but I’ve been so busy with grad school and whatnot I haven’t gotten around to writing about it. Here it finally is, offered as-in and without fanfare. My wife and I have been using …

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Apr 11

Don Imus Should be a Gangsta Rapper

I’m a gangster, I’m a straight up G. The gangster life is the life for me! Shooting people by day, selling drugs by night. Being a gangster is hella tight. – “I’m a Gangster” by Rappy McRapperson Nerdcore rap cracks me up in general, but the above parody of gangster rap is one of my …

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Jul 19

Charitable Interpretation

Harmonious interaction between bloggers, particularly Christian bloggers, is very important to me. Blogs have tremendous potential for bringing folks of diverse backgrounds together. They can also contribute to fracturing the Body Christ. One courtesy I ask of my commenters is to use "interpretive charity" (aka charitable interpretation). It means, among other things, that we should …

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Aug 01

Latin for "Hat Tip"?

I have a question for Latin scholars. How should one translate "hat tip" into Latin? I mean it in the sense of "[a] tip of [my] hat [to]", i.e. an acknowledgement of sources for topics blogged about. I thought maybe "acknowledgement" would work, but the Latin equivalent was kind of dull. Any ideas?

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