Donald R. McClarey

Dr. Johnson and His Dictionary

    In honor of National Dictionary Day.     Dr. Samuel Johnson was a curmudgeon of the first order:  he hated Americans, Scots and any number of other groups.  A writer of genius in his own day, much of

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How Not To Be A Racist

    I wish I could say  the above video is an exaggeration, but it really isn’t.  Timothy Noah demonstrates this in The New Republic in a charming article entitled, Romney Cribs from the GOP’s Willie Horton Playbook.  In the

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Donald R. McClarey

Dr. Johnson and His Dictionary

  “Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance.” Doctor Johnson’s explanation as to why in his Dictonary he defined a pastern as the knee of a horse.           (In honor of National Dictionary Day.) Dr. Samuel Johnson was a

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