gladiolus, ethics and copyrighting new words

gladiolus summer wallpaper

gladiolus summer wallpaper

 

Democrats introduce Supreme Court Ethics Act to helpfully suggest the Supreme Court have some. Because conservatives in the Senate have a strangle hold on all legislation and the House has a tea stained majority, this bill will not go anywhere. It will be interesting to watch conservatives push rationales for why the SCOTUS, which has a conservative majority, does not need any stink’n ethical standards.

black and white boat

black and white boat

“Here, Among the Black Sand Beaches of Kupang”: A Century of the American Word Industry in Review

1: Beatrice Tesla (of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) for her invention of the adjective reproable, which she defined as a robotics term to be applied to any machine with the ability to duplicate itself in its entirety.

6: P. K. Buckman (of Cedar City, Utah) for his invention of the phrase Mormo metal, which he defined as a subgenre of heavy metal, characterized not as much by certain guitar techniques or styles of drumwork as by having overtly Mormon lyrics.

Fans of etymology, neologisms or just weird cultural news might enjoy the full essay.

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