Common Misconceptions, Part Four

Courtesy of the Encyclopedia Britannica Bulls are Enraged by the Color Red Do you remember school field trips? Do they still do those? Or is the educational system in most districts so strapped for cash that field trips are a thing of the past? Or is it considered too dangerous? I remember field trips. IContinue reading “Common Misconceptions, Part Four”

Aren’t Hardly

Courtesy of Shutterstock This morning, I caught myself saying “Today there aren’t hardly as many crows as yesterday.” And I wondered where “hardly” came from. Like saying “Do you prefer these ones or those ones?” the word “hardly” is akin to the word “ones.” It’s totally unnecessary. I could make a case that “hardly” inContinue reading “Aren’t Hardly”

The Cynical Optimist

Courtesy of BrainyQuote. While looking for good images to include here, I encountered a lot of quotes and images that seemed to indicate that cynicism is akin to prejudice and bias and a very negative thing. The above quote is more how I feel about it. It’s a tool. “The Cynical Optimist” seems like itContinue reading “The Cynical Optimist”