FFF – James while John had had had…

As a way to demonstrate the importance of punctuation in dealing with lexical ambiguity, a sentence was created by Hans Reichenbach which goes as follows: James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher This sentence is referring to two students who were required by…

Falconry

Falconry is defined as an activity involving ‘taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey‘, in laymen terms that means the hunting of prey in its natural habitat with a trained bird of prey. [1] This usually involves the use of different types of hawks and falcons, with…

COVFEFE Act

On the 12th of June 2017, Democratic Representative Mike Quigley from the fifth district of Illinois proposed the COVFEFE Act to the House of Representatives, and since it has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The bill attempts to “amend section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, to require…

Voting Systems

Recently a friend was asking me to assist them with a speech they had to write for school. They decided they wanted to tackle the issue of voting systems. So we did a bit of investigation into the Australian voting system for the House of Representatives. This is what I discovered: Currently, the House of…

FFF – RAS Syndrome

RAS Syndrome is a term coined by the New Scientist in 2001. It refers to any word where one or more letters from the acronym are used in conjunction with the abbreviated form. A classic example is “PIN Number”, which in expanded form stands for “Personal Identification Number Number”. There is a touch of irony…

What’s up with Snapstreaks?

I’ve had Snapchat for the last two years, and there’s one aspect I partook in for a few months, but never got into – Snapstreaks. I always thought that it was boring, receiving a message each day with a bit of text saying “streaks” or a crudely drawn “s” so that a number next to…