Excerpted from Book 18 of De Civitæ Obamæ. With apologies to John Adams and Saint Augustine.
During the reign of King George III, who prophetically prefigured George Bush, there lived certain great men to whom we have now come to refer as the Founding Fathers. The meaning of their copious and . . .
ROME – With church membership still down after two centuries of recession, officials at the Vatican Reserve in 2009 announced the resumption of indulgences, a policy dubbed “Plenary Easing”, to spur church recovery. Two years in, however, some are beginning to question its effectiveness.
Since 2009, the value of the Plenary . . .
Languages can grammaticalize a lot of different things. Japanese grammaticalizes the shape of an object with a noun suffix. Turkish grammaticalizes how certain you are of a statement with a verb suffix.
English doesn’t grammaticalize much. We just use extra adjectives and adverbs. However, I predict English will acquire a feature . . .