In others, such as many of the Niger—Congo languagesthere is a system of grammatical gender or noun classesbut the divisions are not based on sex. This feature commonly co-exists with a full system of grammatical gender, where all nouns are assigned to classes such as masculine, feminine and neuter. However in some languages, such as Englishthis general system of noun gender has been lost, but gender distinctions are preserved in the third-person pronouns the singular pronouns only, in the case of English.
Which sounds like just a cute trick, until you realize that saltwater floods destroy a lot of cropland, and fresh water shortages are one of the biggest problems facing the 21st century. And the cherry on top is that fruits irrigated with salt water taste sweeter.
The linguistics of curse words. God help them if they ever discover the Internet. The winds higher in the atmosphere can be many times stronger than those on the ground.
So why not suspend a wind turbine a thousand feet high in a giant balloon? First hoverwindmill to be tested in Alaska over eighteen months.
Arch-antinatalist Sister Y has written a remarkably complete and scholarly piece on the demographic transition which — while not coming out in favor of unlimited reproduction — provides enough ammunition in that direction that the piece is getting thrown around the conservative blogosphere [ but ].
And cop-hating fringe-libertarian ClarkHat has veered so hard toward neoreaction that I expect him to come out in favor of a police state any day now. I blame whoever decided to build a WordPress server on an ancient Indian burial ground.
As enlightened, technologically advanced Westerners, we can laugh at such ignorance; we know that Tumblr is the source of all evil. Inchess champion Gary Kasparov played a game of chess against the entire world.
He played white, and anyone who wanted was allowed to go to a website where they each got one vote on how the black pieces would move.
Kasparov eventually won by a hair, but said it was one of the most difficult games he had ever played. It is nevertheless considered one of the greatest games in history.
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Move along, nothing to see here. Most recent study finds that marijuana does not lower your IQcontrary to previous findings including my own best guess. On the other hand, it was found that alcohol can lower your IQ. I am certain that the people who used this as their justification for keeping marijuana illegal will now behave perfectly consistently and switch to wanting marijuana legalized and alcohol banned.The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
A Day In The Life. Wifey and the husband wake up at am and she starts to get herself prepared for the day. Then, she’ll get the kids up at or so and see them and the hubby out the door by That much may be true, wrote the acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Atlantic on Monday — but that freedom of thought champions a certain kind of freedom, Coates wrote: a “white freedom.”.
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