Category Archives: Language

What’s A Unit?

Today my daughter asked me what a calorie is.  I told her it was a unit of energy.  Then she asked me what a unit is.  I told her a unit is a single thing.  And she asked, “But what IS it?”  I was stumped.  So, I did what any parent would in this day […]

There’s Just No Word For It

According to the internet, there is no word in the English language for hating to be photographed.  That really surprises me.  It seems like such a common thing, how can there be no word for it?  I know I suffer from this affliction.  But every time I talk about it, I just say I hate […]