No, that’s not something the girls are wearing this year.
If you remember back to some teacher that actually taught you pronunciation, a dipthong* is two consecutive vowels sounds.
I never took Latin, but sometimes in Middle English (and really up to about 1950) there are dipthongs written out in text. I’m reading a book published in 1916, and it uses the dipthong æ in the word hærtico.
The reference is to De Hærtico Comburendo, the law passed in 1401 giving the English King and/or Parliament the right to burn heretics at the stake.
From that, it’s pretty clear that hærtico is equivalent to heretic.
But, I was curious why it would have that spelling with the dipthong. It must mean something, and that is the sound of the “igh” in the word “sigh”.
So, way back when, heretic was pronounced high-retic.
* Dipthong is an obscure enough word these days that my spellchecker flagged it.
I have a suspicion that this isn’t quite perfect: New York doesn’t seem large enough for most of the time, and many other states seem too large through most of it.
I wonder if it is actually showing something like number of members of Congress (which has a minimum of 3), although the early showing for some states like Florida suggests not. For example, New York’s population around World War II was something like 50 times as large as some other states, and that’s simply not what’s shown in this cartogram.
Kudos to the vXwife, who thought up a name for our 2002 girl that’s lovely, and not to be seen on the map.
Funny though, how Ashley starts cropping up in 1983, gives Jessica a run for its money all through the 80’s, peaks in 1991-2, and is gone by 1999; while Madison starts out in 1996, peaks about 5 years later, and then fades out. Ashley Madison is, of course, an online service that hooks up willing young women with potential sugar daddy’s. I guess it wouldn’t have worked if they’d dubbed the site Mary Lisa or Jennifer Jessica: that would’ve signaled someone much older.
When my twin nieces were toddlers (they turned 26 yesterday), they’d pretend they were Cinderella, and ask “Mommy, Mommy: Be mean to me.”
Today we have lots of adults who have the same desire; Stanley Kurtz calls the the “The Wannabe Oppressed”.
… A surprising number of students at America’s finest colleges and universities wish to appear as victims — to themselves, as well as to others — without the discomfort of actually experiencing victimization.
This is an amazing thing to witness when teaching macroeconomics: half the class comes in convinced that all wealth is obtained by theft (and I teach in Utah)!
And why should the privileged wish to become victims? To alleviate guilt and to appropriate the victim’s superior prestige. In the neo-Marxist dispensation now regnant on our college campuses, after all, the advantaged are ignorant and guilty while the oppressed are innocent and wise.
He forgot “noble”: innocent, wise, and noble.
Today’s climate protesters, Stephenson writes,“feel themselves oppressed by powerful, corrupt forces beyond their control.” And they fight “not only for people in faraway places but, increasingly, for themselves.”
… Climate activists see themselves as privileged … and treat the climate apocalypse as their personal admissions pass to the sacred circle of the oppressed.
… These students could easily be laid low by an economic crisis brought on by demographic decline and the strains of baby-boomer retirement on our entitlement system. Yet marriage and children aren’t a priority, although they could help solve the problem. Why? …
… The wish to be oppressed turns into the wish to be morally superior, which turns into the pleasure of silencing alleged oppressors, which turns into its own sort of hatred and oppression.
FWIW: I live in Utah. It’s a small market. Unless you look very hard, every piece of hardware you buy is designed to satisfy California standards. For example, someone has already reached in our shower and regulated our water flow.
With the development of internet technology, work at home jobs are increasing in the market. Also setting up small business online with ones own bank savings can provide excellent work at home opportunities. Apart from savings, banks offer0 credit card to cater to short term finance needs. Partial tax payments like tax credits are also available to promote online businesses. Market now offers several alternatives to traditional credit card debt which are helpful to work at home businesses.