Unhealthy Skepticism


Unhealthy Skepticism: Setting up unfamiliar developments as something "everybody" is excited about and positioning yourself as an independent thinker who refuses to get with the program. Saves you the trouble of actually having to engage with new ideas and making an informed critique. Instead you can read with a kind…

Inapt Neologisms


Recently I've been mulling over neologisms that aren't bad conceptually, but are so clunky and inelegant that I stop paying attention to ideas and start gaping at how ugly the words are. [insert examples] I think there's more in play here than simply a tin ear. Instead, I've noticed some…