Etymology Of Culture: Cultivation To Encapsulation

In a 1771 letter to Robert Skipwith, Thomas Jefferson included a list of books, recommended for a general private library. Amongst them, Cicero's Tusculan Questions (Tusculanae Disputationes), a series of texts concerning Greek stoicism. Of particular importance to contemporary semantics is Cicero's use of cultura animi (cultivation of souls), similar to the German bildung (personal… Continue reading Etymology Of Culture: Cultivation To Encapsulation

Navigating Between Its’, It’s & Its

Its', It's and Its are some of the most commonly used (and misused) three letter word-forms in English. To use them properly it should be understood that its' is always incorrect to use, thus anytime you see you're writing its', substitute it for either "it's" or "its" depending on what the sentence requires. It's and Its,… Continue reading Navigating Between Its’, It’s & Its

Dactyl’s Lullaby

You'll see him at night, when the moon shines its beam Tall, gaunt, inviting, his face so serene Oh, he'll whisper so sweetly, kindly words shall inspire The fickle, black beating of hearts grim desire No eyes to his face, all the better to see The wretched behavings of those such as thee Burnoose's fell… Continue reading Dactyl’s Lullaby