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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

AVIATION MARKETING 101: 1911–1913

THE INTERNET IS often likened to the Wild West because of its unruly activities, but today’s internet is fairly orderly in comparison to the early days of aviation. I’ve already … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR–1933

HAVING MENTIONED MY Cleveland heritage yesterday, Cubs’ fans may rightfully clamor for equal time. (Indeed, Daughter Beth and her family live in Chicago.) With them in mind, today let’s celebrate … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

ENGLISH, EH?

LIBBY NELSON’S “25 Maps That Explain the English Language” at vox.com is an exemplary concise history of the English language. Nelson has collected wonderful maps on everything from the Old … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

DOEST THOU KNOW?

ENGLISH HAS CARELESSLY mislaid its intimate second person. The French language still maintains tutoyer, its intimate tu versus vous. German still differentiates among du, ihr and Sie. Yiddish carries these … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

HOLMES PEDALS HIMSELF INTO A CORNER

HOW DID HOLMES deduce a cyclist’s direction of travel? This continues yesterday’s discussion here, ”Pedaling It All Over (Victorian) Town. ” In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” Holmes says … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

PEDALING IT ALL OVER (VICTORIAN) TOWN

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLAIMED he could identify the direction of Victorian bicycle travel merely by examining its tire er… for him, tyre tracks. What’s more, as recently as December 2014, this … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

SWINE STUDIO’S FORDLANDIA

A FASCINATING exhibition Fordlandia is taking place through December 10, 2016, at the Fashion Space Gallery of London College of Fashion in London’s West End. It showcases the work of … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 3 Comments