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Showing all quotes that contain 'neil degrasse tyson'. “In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty.

Showing all quotes that contain 'neil degrasse tyson'.

I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” A few years later, jury duty again. David S. Rose on pitching to VCs. Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks. 20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback.

Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected.

20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback

DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another. Living languages refuse to be static. The following words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation. Words are from Erin McKean’s two-volume series: Weird and Wonderful Words and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. 1.

Verb trans. – “To confuse, jumble” – First of all this word is just fun to say in its various forms. 2. 3. Verb trans. – “To scrape together; to gather together from various sources” – I’m sure this wasn’t the original meaning of the word, but when I read the definition I immediately thought of copy-pasting. What You'll Wish You'd Known. January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school.

What You'll Wish You'd Known

I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free. Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.'

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free

Are there really no other places to get these lessons? I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 1. 2. Don't worry, we're looking out for you! While I have no personal beef with iTunes, I know that many people share your sentiments — so I actually made a concerted effort to include relevant youtube links when possible. The Great Dictator (1940) - Charlie Chaplin's great final speech.