5 Interesting Links for 08-23-2013

Obsolete Words (Fun)

If you can’t have fun with the English language, what’s the point of speaking it, right?
http://www.obsoleteword.blogspot.com/

Parenting (Life)

One woman’s childhood and the implications of her parents’ choice to raise her as a boy.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/women-20/raising-your-girl-like-a-_b_2768068.html

Turbulence (Science)

New information has determined the cause of airplane turbulence as gravity waves:
http://www.livescience.com/25251-mysterious-gravity-waves-turbulence.html

Word Context (Writing)

This is a pet peeve of mine because I’m not one of the “run for the dictionary while reading” folks, but this blog post makes its point quickly and conclusively. If you’re going to use words your readers might not know, provide enough context for them to understand the word:
http://lillian888.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/z-is-for-zygoma/

Adaptation (Zoology)

Fascinating adaptation in the fairy wren to distinguish their chicks from those hatched from deposited eggs.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/11/08/fairy-wrens-teach-secret-passwords-to-their-unborn-chicks-to-tell-them-apart-from-cuckoo-impostors/

Curve of Her Claw

Fall into a world where beauty is a facade, and one elf is pushed beyond reason to rid herself of the smooth-skinned curse. ~ Now available as an eBook:
Curve of Her Claw

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4 Responses to 5 Interesting Links for 08-23-2013

  1. Erin says:

    I protest! Zygomatic arches is a common term, isn’t it? *tries to remember when I first learned it*

    The birds only abandon 40% of the nests? That means they’re right less than half the time. That, to me, is the more interesting way to look at it!

    And I can’t blame that woman for being annoyed at being told that Legos and video games are “boy things.” Or that “boy things” are somehow inherently better.

    Nice collection of links!

    • Margaret McGaffey Fisk says:

      Umm, umm, I know the term, and in context, I’d remember the meaning, but…

      Or it means they’re optimistic 60% of the time, or just willing to adopt :).

      And yeah, I was annoyed by the change to organized sets when the boys were young, but hadn’t thought through it until recently because I was never much of a girlie girl. My Barbies wore hand-sewn clothes, rode horses, and drove a Tonka truck. The boys had dolls as well as building sets. Guess I never noticed which aisle I was shopping in…at yardsales :).

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