Links for 2008-05-25

Since my auto-link-posting thingy seems to be broken, here’s a manual version:

  • Agenbites
    Nice column about words that “resound with their own verbal truthfulness”. Another great example: cherubic.

  • In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
    “America, ever-idealistic, seems wary of the vocational-education track. We are not comfortable limiting anyone’s options. Telling someone that college is not for him seems harsh and classist and British, as though we were sentencing him to a life in the coal mines. I sympathize with this stance; I subscribe to the American ideal. Unfortunately, it is with me and my red pen that that ideal crashes and burns.?

  • Lies We Tell Kids
    “One of the most remarkable things about the way we lie to kids is how broad the conspiracy is. All adults know what their culture lies to kids about: they’re the questions you answer ‘Ask your parents.’?

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