Archive for January, 2012

Mumbai was Bombay

Mumbai, known prior to 1996 as Bombay, is most populous city in India and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of about 20.5 million. Mumbai is also the richest city in India. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbor.

What is Your Conceptual Continuity?

My question in the car yesterday was not so much which is the correct word to use, but, given that Christopher Hitchens said “may not,” was he denying permission or offering a choice. In this alleged transcript, he uses both “can not” (can’t) and “may not” in consecutive sentences discussing the same topic.  Clearly, what […]

Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and 3 in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. The 220-page guide is the only free, comprehensive, annually-updated guide to green colleges.  A PDF of […]

Perpendicular Grammar

When a company’s marketing department puts out junk like this, can the company’s product or service be much better?: “This is accomplished by winning and managing work, developing and mentoring staff, focusing on continuous process improvement and to embrace the established record of excellence to stay first in the minds of our competition.”