Comically Linguistic: That’s right. The old ‘Eskimo words for snow’ myth. Where did this myth come from? A somewhat misunderstood and over exaggerated article published in 1940 by Benjamin Whorf. In this article, Whorf claimed there were 7 words for snow. Over time reporters exaggerated the number to make things more interesting. Eventually that number rose to 100, which sounds very interesting to a collector of incorrect facts (we all know that guy), but to linguists this is snow joking matter. Get it? Snow joking … yeah.
Now, I’ve never been a fan of amphibians. Not only do they strengthen the argument for evolution, they are nature’s fence sitters. Come on, amphibians. Which is it? Water or land? Pick one, we’re at war.
Generally finance, maths, numbers, money, traditionally have not been seen as a female thing. That’s all about the culture of power. And one way that you keep women away from the power traditionally is that not only do they not own the money, control the money, but they don’t understand the money. I feel very strongly about educating women about finance.
[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating purple and green. Foreground — a picture of a fox. Top text: “Go to zoo” Bottom text: “Secure best Chimp viewing spot by loudly sharing gross primatology facts”]
Mod Note: Obnoxious fact sharing is a key skill. There should be a major required course in it.