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The Lexicans · 20h ago

Going Sinker

By lex, on July 20th, 2010 Hate doing this to you again – I do so enjoy our little chats – but life has this habit of getting in the way of hobbies. I’ve got some serious stuff to work … Con...
The Lexicans · 21h ago

Friday Open Thread

By lex, on July 23rd, 2010 First, thank you for all your expressions of concern and interventions with the Big Guy/Positive Energy. It’s very much appreciated. Second, I realize that the pre...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Rights and Responsibilities

By lex, on July 17th, 2010 Douglas Murray says that modern day Britain has done a whole lot better job of defining the former than requiring the latter: “A lot of young Muslims have said to ...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Parenting for Pilots

By lex, on July 17th, 2010 Sent along by an occasional reader – Some of you may have wondered how I disciplined my children to turn out so well. Most people nowadays think  it improper to di...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

Chechen Snipers

By lex, on July 15th, 2010 US forces engage in a sniper duel in Paktika Province, Afghanistan: Battalion intelligence overheard Afghans talking about foreign fighters in the village. A few d...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

Obliterated

By lex, on July 3rd, 2010 We inherited the English language from the Mother Country, but Thomas Jefferson decided that one word, at least, should form no part of our political lexicon: “Subj...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

PTO

By lex, on July 2nd, 2010 The new gig – I’ve been at it two years, and still think of it that way – is comparatively ungenerous in the article of paid time off, at least as contrasted to the...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

‘Nother Day at the Airport

By lex, on June 27th, 2010 ‘Twas four (!) flights yesterday, for the hours of daylight have become long. The day was hot, the Vargas were airborne. And if we should somehow find our way to t...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Then and Now

By lex, on June 23rd, 2010 Then: A 91-year-old who said she was the nurse photographed being kissed in Times Square in New York at the end of World War II has died. Edith Shain said she was ...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Fadder’s Day 2010

By lex, on June 20th, 2010 So, not to toast to one’s own and that, but happy father’s day to those in the audience that had the audacity to collaborate in the act of procreation (a trivial t...