- to remove, avoid, or prevent
another word you’ll probably never need, but at least now you know it
The two parts of a thing that is or can be divided. May also be used specifically in reference to social groups. Roughly synonymous with “half.”
Another word you may never need to know, but I like words so there it is.
pollex - another word for thumb (or the innermost digit of a forelimb)
You’ll probably never to know that, but there it is.
- Lewis Spurgin, using George Orwell to try and help science writing. I obviously approve.
Read the whole piece here: Science and the English Language | A great tree
No candy for you, Kevin Drum. Your completely logical point and 110% truthy take on the political difficulties of dealing with climate change is like the worst trick when I asked for a treat.
But it’s something we need to hear.
I’ve tried to explain this idea to people but I can’t do it justice like the original quote.