English. Confusing. Hilf!

Exhibit A: vegetable (adj.) c.1400, “living and growing as a plant,” from O.Fr. vegetable “living, fit to live,” from M.L. vegetabilis “growing, flourishing,” from L.L. vegetabilis “animating, enlivening,” from L. vegetare “to enliven,” from vegetus “vigorous, active,” from vegere “to be alive, active, to quicken,” from PIE *weg- “be strong, lively,” related to watch (v.), vigor, velocity Exhibit B: veg·e·ta·ble P Pronunciation Key (vjt-bl, vj-t-) n. 2. Offensive Slang. One…

A Journalist and Blogger Tries Teaching

New media, he said, breaks down the economic model of the business he has worked in all these years. “This is really the first time since William Randolph Hearst that a young journalist can think like an entrepreneur,” Mr. Jarvis said. –Tania Ralli –A Journalist and Blogger Tries Teaching (New York Times) Our academic dean sent me this link. Jeff Jarvis, an entertainment reporter who recently took up blogging, posted on…