Xenodochy

The world needs more xenodochy. And more words. My husband and I agree on the first point, and argue the second when we’ve nothing else to bicker about – which is most of the time. He, a Lean Six Sigma professional, sees a plethora of synonyms as a hindrance to clear and straightforward communication. I Read More …

Language is Power

My husband and I have a running debate: He is in favor of simplifying the English language in order to ensure clear, unambiguous communication. Me? Every time he suggests it, I feel the color draining from my world; it is as if someone has suggested doing away with the 64-color box of Crayola Crayons and Read More …