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Weekend Diversion: A Second Language

“When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.” -Niels Bohr Although I may write to you exclusively in English, I am fully aware that around half of my readership comes from outside the United States, and…

“So when the cat has got your tongue, there’s no need for dismay! Just summon up this word and then you’ve got a lot to say! Pick out those eighteen consonants and sixteen vowels as well, And put them in an order which is very hard to spell…” -Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious, The Sherman Brothers There’s something mysterious about…