pareidolia (pair-i-DOH-lee-uh) noun. optical illusion involving the perception of a familiar pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist. Pareidolia can be seeing a bunny in the clouds, Hitler […]
border (BOR-dur) noun. natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land. Borders are interesting, at least to me anyway. I like mulling over maps with country borders. (So there’s […]
epic (EH-pihk) noun. long story of a hero and his or her adventure This definition makes me think of high school English class—of reading “The Odyssey” and wondering when, just when, […]
Culture is shaped by language. Knowledge is shaped by culture. And in that sense, doesn’t it seem wiser to preserve diversity than to thwart it?