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Books for sale, books for free, and wisdom passed down through the ages. Libraries aren’t just repositories for books — they’re often a great place to find gently used volumes for sale. Or you can always visit a “little free...

I Don’t Know Him from Adam

The phrase “I don’t know him from Adam” suggests that if the person were standing next to the person in Western tradition thought to be earliest human being, the two would be indistinguishable. The phrase “I don’t know...

adultism

adultism  n.— «One specific “ism” that GLSEN takes great pains to address is “adultism,” which the guide defines as “behaviors and attitudes that adults are better than young people, and entitled to act upon them without their agreement.”...

ragdoll physics

ragdoll physics  n.— «There are a lot of details in games that slightly improve the overall-feel, but that doesn’t change the gameplay. Things like being able to look at your feet in FPS games adds to the impression players get but isn’t a...

lo-vegetarian

lo-vegetarian  n.— «Gradually, “lacto-ovo vegetarians” grouped and shortened their title to “vegetarian.”  This is why I sometime use the term “lo-vegetarian” where the “lo” stands for...