Monthly Archives: January 2014

1984 (advertisement) Apple Commercial

    The heroine running with her sledgehammer Directed by Ridley Scott                     Distributed by Apple Inc. Release dates January 22, 1984 (only nationally televised broadcast) Running time 1 minute   … Continue reading

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The Oxford comma debate

The Oxford comma debate Take a look at a brief history of the contentious little comma, and arguments for both sides of the fight.   Communicators are passionate about many things—jargon and linguistic mistakes rank high on any list—but few … Continue reading

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The Origins and Meanings of Ashkenazic Last Names   with thanks to Seth Grossman, honorary Wikidaddy   Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century, … Continue reading

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