kushandwizdom:

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What’s up with “eponyms” (and “proprietary eponyms”)?

theyuniversity:

Google Inc., for whom Google Search was named, should know something about this topic.

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There are certain brand names that are so famous that people are more aware of them than the technical names of the products themselves.

For instance, teachers and office workers who need to make duplicates of printed documents are likely to make “Xerox copies” (named after Xerox Corporation Ltd., one of the first companies to make photocopying machines) instead of “photocopies” (the generic name). Similarly, people who have to blow their noses are likely to grab a box of “Kleenex” instead of “facial tissues.”

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Speaking of -nym words, “Batman” is an “aptronym" (a name that suits its owner) and a "pseudonym" (a fake name, in his case, of Bruce Wayne).

Batman the hero is also “anonymous" (in the sense that people don’t know his true identity) and "synonymous" with "crime fighter" or "vigilante."

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teded:

We only use 10% of our brain. True or False?
Find out here: What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic
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teded:

We only use 10% of our brain. True or False?

Find out here: What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

Animation by TOGETHER

cornelluniversity:

Cornell officially turns 150 on April 27, 2015. Beginning in September 2014 and continuing through 2015, the university is taking its celebration to its community of alumni and friends around the world, and online. The only public land-grant university that is also in the Ivy League, Cornell University was founded on a commitment to develop and apply knowledge to find new solutions for the complex problems of contemporary life. During the Sesquicentennial year, we celebrate the world-changing results of that commitment, and the Cornellians from all walks of life who embody these ideals. Learn more about the sesquicentennial: 150.cornell.edu

cornelluniversity:

Cornell officially turns 150 on April 27, 2015. Beginning in September 2014 and continuing through 2015, the university is taking its celebration to its community of alumni and friends around the world, and online. The only public land-grant university that is also in the Ivy League, Cornell University was founded on a commitment to develop and apply knowledge to find new solutions for the complex problems of contemporary life. During the Sesquicentennial year, we celebrate the world-changing results of that commitment, and the Cornellians from all walks of life who embody these ideals. Learn more about the sesquicentennial: 150.cornell.edu

What’s up with “less” and “fewer”?

theyuniversity:

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In recent years, many corporations, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Tesco, and Mercedes-Benz, have famously struggled with the difference between “less" and "fewer.” Therefore, it is little wonder that thousands of individuals also struggle with this concept.

The rule, however, is very simple:

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This rule applies to everything except time, distance, and money. In those cases, “less" is used even though they can be counted or measured.

  • I spent less than 15 minutes on my essay.
  • The race-car driver began to celebrate when he was less than 100 feet from the finish line.
  • I paid less than $5 for my new tattoo; what do you think?

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theyuniversity:



Spelling matters. A lot.

theyuniversity:

Spelling matters. A lot.

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incidentalcomics:

A is for Abecedarian
A Literary Alphabet
Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

incidentalcomics:

is for Abecedarian

A Literary Alphabet

Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

cornelluniversity:

Today, the Cornell Republicans and Democrats came together to honor and support veterans and the victims of 9/11.

cornelluniversity:

Today, the Cornell Republicans and Democrats came together to honor and support veterans and the victims of 9/11.

uchicagoadmissions:

We’re number 4!
We enjoy being recognized in national rankings (who doesn’t?), but let’s be real, it’s better to go to the college that fits you the best, and not base your decision solely on rankings.
If you’re interested in more of what UChicago can offer you, head on over to our Admissions website and read about our hallmark academic programs, our homey residence houses, or our thriving student life scene. Best of luck in your search, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
(Photo by Chris Smith)

uchicagoadmissions:

We’re number 4!

We enjoy being recognized in national rankings (who doesn’t?), but let’s be real, it’s better to go to the college that fits you the best, and not base your decision solely on rankings.

If you’re interested in more of what UChicago can offer you, head on over to our Admissions website and read about our hallmark academic programs, our homey residence houses, or our thriving student life scene. Best of luck in your search, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

(Photo by Chris Smith)

collegeessayguy:

Yes, the annual US News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings are out.
If you’re starting to do your college research, it’s not a bad place to start (at least to get an idea of what tuitions and acceptance rates look like at the top schools).
If you want help in making a great college list, click here.

collegeessayguy:

Yes, the annual US News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings are out.

If you’re starting to do your college research, it’s not a bad place to start (at least to get an idea of what tuitions and acceptance rates look like at the top schools).

If you want help in making a great college list, click here.

Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading.

— J.K. Rowling (via feellng)

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If you want to check your answer, click here.

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