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Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
"The fact that we have to stretch English usage to find words like illth and bads with which to name the negative consequences of production that should be subtracted from the positive consequences, is indicative of our having ignored the realities for which these words are the necessary names."
economics  ecology  words  etymology  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
november 2017 by gominokouhai
Wordlady: National Glamour Day
TIL: "grammar" and "glamour" (in both senses) are cognate. I feel much more stylish now. And it's all Walter Scott's fault.
words  etymology  grammar  scotland 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
We Interviewed the Historian Who Just Found the Oldest Use of the Word 'Fuck' | VICE
More details on Roger Fuckbythenavel, including enough similar names to create a medieval superhero team with a really inadvizable theme.
language  etymology  fuck  history 
february 2016 by gominokouhai

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