Groundhog’s Day Enigma

For those of you who actually follow Groundhog’s Day, it has never made sense to me.  If the groundhog sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t we don’t.  If he sees his shadow, doesn’t that mean it’s sunny and warm and we should have less winter? Any thoughts?J0040 Spring!

The Third War Was for the Words

“The third war was for the words: written, spoken, whispered.” Holly Karapetkova

I wonder how often we fight over words.  Politicians and lawyers argue over the words used in laws that will determine inhibitions to our behaviour.   And what of the privileged language?  The one that is used, say English, over others, where not everyone speaks the privileged language.  And what about dialects within that privileged language.  The British caste system of upper middle class dialect versus cockney.

What do you think about the war of words?

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