Friday, 4 August 2006
All by itself, the word diacritical commands your attention. Then, when the scorn-bearing word marks is added, its impact intensifies. Thankfully, for those of us who forget our diacritical marks, Wikipedia has a detailed entry to jog our memories, along with separate entries on each of them. Remember caron? Cedilla? Ever learn ogonek? I missed that one. Now I know what those dots above mean, too!
Off to make goat cheese and lamb and spinach packets in filo aka phyllo dough….
BONUS: For a while I thought I might blahg on this comment by Niles Eldridge:
Some of my more naive colleagues insist that the “hypothetico-deductive method” is what sets science apart from all other domains of human experience. One frames a hypothesis—they never bother to explore where those come from, even though that’s the most interesting bit—and devises a test. If the test fails, the hypothesis is falsified; if the test “passes,” we can only say that the hypothesis is corroborated—or at least not falsified. The logic involved is exactly the same as anyone with any savvy at all brings to buying a used car.
Instead, I’ll just give you the link, if you’re interested. I agree with him, by the way: how did you get that idea after all? How much alcohol was involved? Did the germ of the idea arrive in a dream? “Interesting�? has quite a range, here….