Tag Archives: Books
A few years ago, I met someone who said that he would be able to know the title of a popular book by only reading the first line or two of the book to him. I decided to test his … Continue reading
A utopia is an imaginary place or society where everything is perfect. It’s derived from Greek “ou” (οὐ) meaning “not” and topos (τόπος) meaning “place”, and it literally means “no place” or “nowhere”. The word was first used in Sir Thomas More’s … Continue reading
Taste vs. Genius Taste and genius are two words frequently joined together, and therefore, by inaccurate thinkers, confounded. They signify, however, two quite different things. The difference between them can be clearly pointed out, and it is of importance to … Continue reading
A Convoluted Testimony A witness being called to give evidence in a court of Connecticut, respecting the loss of a shirt, gave the following—”Mother said, that Ruth said, that Nell said that Paul told her, that she see a man … Continue reading
I found this rather amusing extract of a book review (the original review was not published) on The Mathematics Gazette vol. 8 no. 124 (1916).
Stephen Fry, The Liar 1. To President Woodrow Wilson, from his only Vice. – Dedication in Vice President Tom Marshall’s memoir 2. Hi Dad! *waves* – Kiera Cass, The Selection 3. I should be remiss, indeed, if I failed to acknowledge my indebtedness to the … Continue reading