“Misinformation” has been picked by Dictionary.com as their Word Of The Year!!
The 2018 pick is intended to serve as a “call to action” to be vigilant in the battle against fake news, flat-earthers, and anti-vaxxers, among others. Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford Dictionaries in these tumultuous times.
Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence at Dictionary, said in a recent interview that her site’s choice of “mis” over “dis” was deliberate, intended to serve as a “call to action” to be vigilant in the battle against fake news, flat-earthers, and anti-vaxxers, among other conduits.
–Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why
Instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10,000 miles away—but bizarrely, nobody felt them.
–Homophily refers to the tendency for people to have (non-negative) ties with people who are similar to themselves in socially significant ways. The term itself (due to Lazarsfeld) specifically refers to an internal preference
–Earth Is Sucking Down Way More Water Than We Thought And No One’s Sure Where It’s Going
–Elon Musk won’t be smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says
–No amount of flamethrower sales could save Elon Musk’s dream of building a tunnel beneath the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Musk’s Boring Company announced that it had settled a lawsuit opposing the project and it will not move forward.
–Our buddy Paul On The Plane asked on Twitter: Does Novak Djokovic know the earth is flat?
Zack is pumped up and losing sleep as the 2021 Flatoberfest dawns today!! We join in his excitement and wish we ALL could be there!! –Mind warfare. We are losing as a society. Be aware. –We are asked by Nuka Cola in chat if we think magicians are using demonic powers to do their tricks....
We tried. But rest assured, our meager words of thanx, loss, pain, regret, and anger…yeah, mostly anger, those words from some who met him and others touched by his work can do very little to shine a light on a life lived like Rob Skiba’s. And that is what he did. He lived. He lived...
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