Word fun

Washington Post readers are asked to submit alternative meanings for common words: (Thanks to Mark Gorman for this. You can hear new ones most weeks on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.) 1. Coffee (n): the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj): appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. … Read more Word fun

Pseud’s corner

This is from the marketing literature for a software product I’m look at for work. I’ve XXXed the name as I might have to work with these people 😉 The consensus of early adopters has confirmed that XXXX is a disruptive technology and will lead to a paradigm shift. Deep validation confirms that XXXX is … Read more Pseud’s corner

Snake Oil and physics

Interesting programme last night by Derren Brown , exploring the willingness of spiritual/New Age/alien-abductionist/evangelicals in the US to accept Brown (under assumed identities) as a possessor of spiritual abilities, which of course fit with their particular school. To his credit Brown did not mock them, although by demonstrating mediumship, laying on of hands and remote viewing … Read more Snake Oil and physics