Category Archives: Meanings

Meanings: “Tie”

November 27, 2016 In the World Chess Championships, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the current world No. 1 and defending champion is tied with his challenger, the underdog Sergey Karjakin of Russia. The two have played eleven games and are tied at … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Sarcasm”

August 12, 2016 “They don’t  get sarcasm?” Donald Trump tweeted this morning about his earlier remark that President Obama was the founder of ISIS. Sarcasm may be a species of humor, but it is a biting kind of humor and often … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Gist”

April 14, 2016 On River View Friend I recently posted something I titled The Gist of Quakerism.  The word “gist” came quickly to mind as the word I wanted to comment on Chuck Fager’s two paragraph summary of Quakerism, but … Continue reading

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Meanings: Character

September 1, 2015 On River View Friend, I’ve added a post about the meaning of the word “character.”

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Meanings: Dessert”

March 2, 2015 The mnemonic I learned in school–and perhaps you, too–was that “dessert” had two s’s because it was sweet stuff, but “desert” had only one because it was just sand. Today there’s probably as much desert as ever … Continue reading

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Meanings: Cheat

January 24, 2015 “This kind of gamesmanship goes on all the time,” said Stephen Mosher, a professor at Ithaca College who studies sports ethics. He was commenting on the Patriots’ deflated footballs in last week’s AFC title game, sign stealing, … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Stuff”

November 12, 2014 “Here’s how I define ‘stuff’,” writes personal productivity coach David Allen: “anything you have allowed into your psychological or physical world that doesn’t belong where it is, but for which you haven’t yet determined the desired outcome … Continue reading

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