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The end of debate

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The open debate and discussion of ideas and issues within society has been around for thousands of years. The Talmud is a wonderful record of the development of Jewish law through robust debate amongst the scholars of the time. The right to free speech, enshrined in so many Western societies, respects the right of everyone to express their opinion even though others may disagree. As technology developed, our ability as a society to debate and…

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From Nouns to Verbs

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Back in the days when boys were boys and girls were girls, nouns were nouns and verbs were verbs (aside from the few exceptions that were both), and they would be brought together in time-honoured fashion through well constructed sentences. But in these days of Internet-speak, contractions and weird re-appropriation of numbers and symbols abound, and a word can mean just about anything. One of the early examples of a proper noun becoming a verb was Hoover,…

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