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The DSM-V is an extensive catalogue of mental maladies – but it sure isn’t perfect or complete. This massive tome doesn’t even mention Star Wars fatigue, outrage fatigue, pumpkin space latte fatigue, Kardashian fatigue, collusion fatigue, or any of the other hundreds of terms folks coin every day while planning a nap. The oldest example […]more
You wait until your teenager is making one of those interminable excursions to monopolize the shower room. Taking advantage of the opportunity, you take a good long peek at the device they have left on their bed. Smart but carelessly unsecured, it yields the secrets of their contacts and conversations. Though other parents also act […]more
This year, we’ve gone even more technical than a technical challenge for The Great British Bake Off. Editors at OxfordDictionaries.com have been analysing the positive and negative language used by the judges in each episode so far, and we’re going to use our results to try to make our own predictions about what will happen […]more
Your data was corrupted… Wah! First thought: I’ve lost some work. Second thought: shouldn’t that be ‘…data were corrupted’? In the strictest sense, yes, because it’s all a question of ensuring that you match singular subjects with singular verbs, and ditto plural subjects and verbs, a process called agreement. Easy when it’s a straightforward case, such […]more