Roget’s Trumpasaurus


“What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?”

That’s the open-ended question a Quinnipiac poll asked Americans in May. The No. 1 answer: “idiot.”

Have you seen anything since then that would move the needle away from “idiot”? Or from “ignorant” (the ninth most frequent answer), or “stupid” (12th )?

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You Say Boots, I Say Rubbers

Boots.svgFreezing rain in an English village. My shoes were soaked. I ducked into the local pharmacy (Boots) to see if they might have something that could keep my shoes dry. “Boots” is to England what “CVS” is to the United States. I knew that.
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Haiti’s Amazing Language

Michel MartellyToday’s news shows us a new political crisis in Haiti, the country that least needs yet another. Guy Philippe, ex-Senator in a governmental body that went into deep freeze a year ago, calls for a popular uprising if current president Michel Martelly is kicked out of office at the end of his term, February 7. Continue reading Haiti’s Amazing Language