Oscar Wilde, the Irish author and playwright, called sarcasm “the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence.” It is a form of irony in which apparent praise conceals another, derisive meaning. The word comes from the Greek and Latin for “to tear flesh.”
descensus in cuniculi cavum) exposed by the article, it would be pretty neat to bring Latin back to our educational system (among other things...how about making sure kids are still taught cursive too!). I've been exposed to more Latin this last year than all my years prior. Granted, it hasn't been a whole lot, but the little I have learned has been fascinating, quite applicable, and fun to apply.
crescat scientia vita excolatur
Excerpt of Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812, Op. 49 featuring fireworks and canons! The grand finale to a wonderful program yesterday by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Quite a fun evening with friends.
"...the use of trigger warnings doesn’t just underestimate the resilience of most trauma survivors; it may send the wrong message to those who have developed PTSD." Article provides a concise reality-check to many arguments frequently used to justify the use of trigger warnings. Seems starkly apparent that trigger warnings are unnecessary and inhibit frank discussion of important topics. But, which side of the "trigger warning debate" bears the burden of proof? ...
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Teenagers, Trigger Warnings, and Alleged Scientific Crisis
"...let's be real: the motivating concern behind top-down enforcement of mental hygiene on campuses is not that a delicate mind might be harmed in the making of their diploma. It's lawsuits. Lawsuits and bad press. And that makes for really, really bad policy."
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