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Sometimes we can better understand a humorist’s work by opening it up to see how the engine works on the level of language. For instance, verbal comedians, who rely for their effects on the close study of language and the careful engineering of its springs and gears, often present tacit insights into how language acts […]more
The language we use every day is littered with contractions. Shortened words like I’m, I’ve, I’ll, don’t, won’t, and we’ve have become an accepted part of standard English, and are seen in even the most formal writing and speech. Contractions are as old as the English language itself. When speaking quickly, it is natural to […]more
On 13 April 2017, the US military dropped the largest nonnuclear bomb it’s ever deployed on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan: the GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast. The bomb is better known, though, by its acronym, MOAB, which inspired the nickname the ‘Mother of All Bombs’. The Mother of All Bombs has struck […]more