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January 30th, 2014

Another linguistic faux-phobia, which can be found on a variety of t-shirts, is “Polyamory is wrong! It should be multiamory or polyphilia, but combining Greek and Latin roots is just wrong!”

For reference, there are actually many well-established macaronic or hybrid words in English, including monolingual, automobile, neuroscience, and television.


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NOT a climate change denier

I do not deny that the climate is changing. It is obvious to be that the climate is changing. I do, however, wonder if it is only changing as much as it is because of the actions of humanity. Yes we have had an effect but there may have been some change even if we were at carbon zero and used no energy. I also cannot see that the whole of humanity becoming carbon neutral and using no energy (not likely to happen anyway) will reverse/cure the extant climate changes. I do not deny climate change but I do not expect that it is all our fault and I do not expect that we can stop it. Just my 2¢.

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