Tag Archives: phlyarology

Confirmation that two-thirds of headline analyzers spout utter nonsense

An examination of three headline analyzer tools (and whether it’s worth using them), together with a Veritasium video on the effectiveness of clickbait (with transcription). Continue reading

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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures

It may (or may not) have been Carl Linnaeus who classified our species as ‘homo sapiens sapiens‘ in the late 18th Century. As you probably know, that label derives from Latin: ‘homo’ means ‘man’, while ‘sapiens’ can be translated as … Continue reading

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One has to acknowledge that a box exists before being able to think outside it

Paul Handover of ‘Learning from Dogs’ pointed me to this important interview the other day. It stumbles and rambles a bit, but some interesting points are made, especially towards the end where the idea is raised that academia has been … Continue reading

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Everything has its place

The late Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, has now been laid to rest, and I trust that I’ve left it long enough that I won’t offend anyone by this post. A recent entry in ‘The Weekly Learn’ … Continue reading

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The Multiphasic Phlyarological University

Here’s a question I’ve never been asked: What exactly is The Multiphasic Phlyarological University? Well, in a nutshell, it’s a virtual school for studying nonsense. Why ‘nonsense’? Because nonsense is such fun! Think of Jabberwocky, for example: … or Vogon … Continue reading

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‘Social’ media doesn’t recognise death

When I go on ‘Linked In’, I’m often reminded to congratulate an old friend of mine for having been in business for x years. The problem is, this old friend passed on some time ago… Today I was reminded by … Continue reading

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A call for immediate discussion

With another Remembrance Sunday looming, my thoughts turn to those who have given their lives in many wars, for the freedoms those of us in the ‘civilised’ West enjoy: the freedom to vote for ‘any of the above’ in the … Continue reading

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Phlyarologist (a definition)

I’m a phlyarologist, and proud of it. I originally found this word via the marvelous site savethewords.org. Or, more correctly, I’d have to say that the word found me. I had been looking for a word to adopt (preferably a … Continue reading

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