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"It's Mary Webster word of the day for may twenty eighth. Today's word is lacuna spelled. L. A. C U, N A lacuna is a noun. That means a blank space or a missing part. It's a synonym of the word gap. It can also mean a deficiency Likud can also mean a small cavity pit or discontinuity in an anatomical structure. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Washington city, paper by eve, Offenburg during her investigation, Charlie disguises herself as a man, but it's not entirely clear. Why the private detective does this the only Likud in an otherwise. Well, handled plot exploring the etymology of the word Mukunda involves taking a plunge into the pit or maybe a leap into the lactose. That's the Latin word for lake Latin. Speakers modified Lakos into Kuna and used it to mean pit cleft or pool. English speakers borrowed the term in the seventeenth century. It's usually pluralist as Likud I. L. A. C U. N A, E, however, lacunas with an S is an accepted variant, plural. Another English word that, traces its origin to lacuna is the word lagoon, which came to us by way of Italian and French with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Miriam Webster dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
#B72 (beam to bean thread)
"Hello words welcome to another episode of this. Podcast called the dictionary. Are you sick of me saying that phrase over and over again? I'm a little sick of saying it over and over again. Let's raise this level. That seemed a little bit low. Ha ha ha ha ha blue. I didn't do my warm ups brew Blah Blah Blah Blah and. Let's turn headphones down okay. this woods today March thirty first. Happy March Hopefully they're still a world out there. I word for this. Episode is Beam B. E. A. M. This is a noun from before the twelfth century. One a a long piece of heavy often. Squared timber suitable for use in construction. One be a wood or metal cylinder in a loom on which the warp is wound. Wound wound wound. Yes in which the warp is wound. One see the part of a plough to which handles standard coulter are attached. One D the Bar of a balance from which scales hang one. E one of the principal horizontal supporting members as of a building or ship as in a steel beam supporting a floor. Also the synonyms boom and spar as in the beam of a crane. One F the extreme width of a ship at the whitest part one G and oscillating lever or lever on a central axis receiving motion at one end from an engine connecting rod and transmitting it at the other two a a ray or shaft of light and to be a collection of nearly parallel rays as x rays or a stream of particles as electrons to see a constant directional radio signal transmitted for the guidance of pilots. Also the course indicated by a radio beam number three the main stem of a deer's antler four the width of the buttocks. What the the width of your buttocks is the beam. Okay that's fascinating We have a phrase on the beam number one following a guiding beam and number two preceding or operating correctly. Now we have the second form of beam it is a verb from the Fifteenth Century transitive definitions our first one to emit in beams or as a beam number. Two to support with beams. Three A to transmit especially by satellite synonym is broadcast three B. to transmit data electronically so the actual definition just says to transmit electronically three to direct to a particle no to direct to a particular audience. Now we had the transitive definitions number one to send out beams of light number two to smile with joy now. We have beam ends B. E. A. M. Hyphen E. N. D. S. It is a noun from seventeen fifty. The ends of a ship's beams and there is a phrase on her beam ends and that means inclined so much on one side that the beams approach a vertical position. I think that's all about stuff on a boat and I don't know sailing and ships and things like that now we have be Mitch. It is an adjective from eighteen. Seventy beaming and bright with optimism paramus or achievement as in a beam. Ish Boy Be Mitch. Leigh is an adverb. Next is beam see. Two words see is spelled S. A. Like the from sea to shining sea noun from eighteen. Sixty One A. C. Who surface motion is approximately at a right angle to the course of a vessel? Now we have beam splitter two words Noun from nineteen thirty five a mirror or prism or a combination of the two that is used to divide a beam of radiation into two or more parts. Next is beamy adjective from fourteenth century. One emitting beams of light. Synonym is radiant number. Two broad in the beam as in a beamy cargo ship next is the Word Bean B. E. N. it is the I form of to It's a noun from before the twelfth century. One a synonym is broad. Bean one be the seed of any of various erect or climbing plants Of the Lagoon family other than the broad bean and the There's an example or a couple examples of the Genera- of these are physio Lewis Phase euless and Vig. Nah Let's see next. Is One seat a plant bearing beans one D? An immature bean pod used as a vegetable to a a valueless item to be is plural. The least amount as in didn't know beans about it number three any of various seeds or fruits that resemble beans or bean pods as in coffee beans also a plant producing these for a is plural. we have these synonym exuberance and it is used in the phrase full of beans. That means you are full of exuberance for B. is also plural synonyms are nonsense and bunkum. Used in the phrase fully beans again. How can you use it twice? I don't know they just did okay. Number five synonyms are head and brain you. That's your being number. Six APR tube. Rinse on the upper mandible of waterfowl and then says to see the duck illustration swayed there's a duck illustration Let's see let's look at the etymology. It's not terribly interesting. So we are going to move. Onto the second form of bean it is a transitive verb from nineteen ten to strike a person on the head with an object. Now we have beanbag one word. Noun from eighteen seventy one one. A cloth bag partially filled typically with dried beans and used as a toy number to any of various pellet filled bags used as furniture as a chair or household articles as an ashtray base. They use beanbags an ashtray as ashtray basis. Okay think I need a beanbag In my house now we have been ball one word Noun from Circa nineteen o five a pitch thrown at a batter head. Oh well that's not very nice. Next is bean counter to words. Now from nineteen seventy five a person involved in corporate or government financial decisions and especially one reluctant to spend money. Next is being Kurd C. U. R. D. That is two words it is a noun from circa eighteen eighty five and we just have the synonym Tofu. I wonder where the word. Tofu came from Let's see next. We have beanery. It is a noun from eighteen eighty seven and we have the synonym restaurant. A lot of restaurants are closed right now or only doing pickup and delivery very strange now we have the word. Beanie B. E. A. N. I. E. It is a noun from nineteen. Oh four a small round tight fitting skullcap Next we have been no it is the I form. It is a noun from eighteen ninety one British by the way a noisy festive celebration They call that beano This says it's an alternative of bean feast which is a festive occasion. It was too hard to say beanfeast so they just said be no Now we have the second form of Beano. It is a noun from nineteen thirty five and we just have the synonym Bingo. Bingo was his name O also be no was his name. O I guess next. We have been poll. One Word Noun from seventeen ninety eight won a poll up a poll up which bean vines may climb a pole up. What that does it doesn't make sense. Does it a poll up open up? Which a poll. Up which bean vines may climb that makes more sense number two a tall thin person and next. We have been sprouts two words. Noun from Nineteen Twenty. One the sprouts of bean seeds especially of the Mung being used as a vegetable. I never liked eating sprouts. I just didn't think that they tasted very good But I realized that sprouts are very very very healthy for you and you can always put in other stuff to mask. The blandness of them But they are healthy because they are This small versions of what that thing will turn into eventually could be lots of things could be broccoli or beans or whatever And they are so healthy because they have all of that energy and all the nutrients packed into a very small body. A very small package And so you can eat a little bit and get a whole lot of nutrients so things that are sprouts and things that are sprouted are very good for you All right next and last word for this episode is being thread. It's the word being second word thread. Noun from nineteen seventy seven and we just have the synonym cellophane noodle so I think that's a noodle that is Almost clear or semi clear Might be wide. I don't know they call it a bean thread also Let's see what is going to be the word of the episode. We are going to pick beanbag as the word of the episode could beanbags a great Yeah so that was it The next episodes might sound different. Because I was just notified. That the Place that I record in Is Closed For further notice because of this stupid Kovic nineteen thing. That's going on So I don't know where I'm going to record or when I'm going to record It'll probably be at home So the the sound quality is just going to be different anyway. Thank you very much for listening. I don't even know what to say anymore. This has been spencer dispensing information. Thank you and goodbye.
"Merriam Webster's word of the day for June second. Today's word is circumspect spelled. C. I. R. C. U. M. S. P E, C, T circumspect is an adjective, that means careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences. It's a synonym of the word prudent. Here's the word used in a sentence from the salary to Arizona sun by Don Cassidy Churchill resisted. The idea of Britain participating as a member of the European Community. He looked upon such entanglements as detrimental to the British empire. He loved he was even circumspect of their membership in NATO. The words circumspect cautious wary and cherry all imply looking before you leap, but each puts a unique spin on being careful in the face of risk or danger circumspect, which descends from the Latin circum, meaning around, and speculate, meaning to look imply. Lies the surveying of all possible consequences before acting or deciding, as in he is circumspect and business, dealings, cautious suggests fear of danger and the exercise of four thought that it prompts as in a cautious driver wary, emphasizes suspicious and alertness in sensing danger and cunning in escaping as in keep a wary eye on the competition cherry implies a cautious reluctance, to give apt or speak freely, as in she is cherry of signing papers without reading them, first with your word of the day, I'm Peter. Sokolow. S-k-y. Visit Marian Webster dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word ups.
#B52 (basalt to base)
"Hello words welcome to another episode of the dictionary. This is your host Spencer. Have I ever called myself host before I am your host Spencer? I will be the one taking you through. This journey of this. Very fat book called the dictionary. That gives you all the words. But this one doesn't give you all the words because it's like six years old So whatever we're just GONNA keep on using it. Oh maybe one day. I'll do like exclusive episodes on patron of new words new words. I should probably do that for the AIDS. Actually how many words are in here that have been added to the dictionary in the last six words. Six years oops okay. The first word for this episode is Basalt B. A S A LT. It is a noun from sixteen o one a dark grey to black dense to fine grain. Ignatius rock that consists of basic play. Gio Claes I'll guide and usually magnet tight Yeah those are real words Basaltic is an adjective. This is from the Latin Basaltic as which is an was MS middle could be so many different things Manuscript ooh that was not what I was expecting So this is where did it go but salt Manuscript variation of Basantes Basan Nights Which means touchstone from the Greek but sanitize Or which is Lithuania. Lithuania is still in Italics. It's in parentheses so I don't know what that means from Bassano's which means touchstone from the Egyptian word. Oh Boy I don't know addiction. Be H N W how would you think to pronounce that word? I have a laptop in front of me Maybe I'll go look it up. Maybe I won't. I don't know I've been up for many hours. My voice is a little raspy apologies. Maybe it's maybe it's sexy. Maybe you like it. I don't know okay. The next word is Basque. You'll be a S. C. U. L. E. This is a noun from sixteen. Seventy eight and apparatus or structure as a drawbridge in which one end is counterbalanced by the other on the principle of the see-saw or by weights And Oh this is A. It's a French word basketball. And it means see-saw seesaw all right now. We have. The bulk of this episode. Is The word base. B S E. This is the first form and Let's see Yeah we're just GonNa go read all of these definitions because there's a bunch of them. I should probably use my finger to keep my place. 'cause I tend to get lost on things like this okay. This is a noun from the thirteenth century. One a one the lower part of a wall peer or column considered as a separate architectural feature one eight to the lower part of a complete architectural design. One be the bottom of something considered as its support. Synonym is foundation one. C One a side or face of a geometrical figure from which an altitude can be constructed especially one on which the figure stands Let's see now we are in one. See too it's Kinda hard to keep track. The length of a base one D that part of a bodily organ yet search with that that part of a bodily organ by which it is attached to another more central structure of the organism to a a main ingredient as in paint having a latex base to be a supporting or Cairene ingredient as of a medicine. Three a the fundamental part of something synonyms are groundwork and basis three b the economic factors on which in Marxist theory all legal social and relations are formed number four the lower part of a heraldic field. Five a the starting point or line for an action or undertaking five be a baseline in surveying five C A center or area in operations as five C one. The place from which a military force draws supplies five C. to a place where military operations begin five c three a permanent military installation five d one. A number AM GONNA skip the per part in parentheses for now a number that is raised to a power especially the number that win raised to a power equal to the logarithms of a number yields. The number itself okay. So the part in parentheses was as the number five in five to the six point four four power why they had to make it six point four four. I don't know or also five to the seventh power so the five is the base. Okay as in we have an example even though we just had an example We have an example the logarithms of one hundred to the base. Ten is too since ten. To the second power equals one hundred Logarithms can be weird and complicated. But they can also be super simple when you actually understand how they work Yeah okay moving on to. Oh what are we on five? D- Too I think. A number equal to the number of units in a given digits place that for a given system of writing numbers is required to give the numeral one in the next higher place as in the decimal system uses a base of ten also such a system of writing numbers using an indicated base as in convert from base ten to base two five defeat to no five D. Three is next. Oh this is getting complicated. A number that is multiplied by a rate or of which a percentage or fraction is calculated as in to find the interest on ninety dollars at ten percent multiplied the base nine by point one zero while that was kind of a long example. Now we have Five e we just have the number six definition for the word root are Ot. Stephen Root is fantastic. If my stapler. That's terrible okay. Six eight the starting place or goal in various games six beat any one of the four stations at the corners of a baseball infield. Six see did I say six be less? I don't know I might have said five. Beat it was six feet. This one is succeed. A point to be considered as in his opening remarks touched every base. Seven a any various typically water soluble and bitter tasting compounds. That in solution had a Ph greater than seven are capable of reacting with an acid to form a salt and our molecules or ions able to take a proton from an acid or able to give up an unshared pair of electrons to an acid. Oh that was a long definition. One two three four lines seven beep any of the five pure Ryan or Perriman dine basis of DNA. And Rene that include Saito sign. Guan nine added nine fine. And you're still ate a price level at which a security previously declining in price resists further decline number nine and I think this is the last official definition the parts of a transformational grammar that consists of rules and a lexicon and the deep structures of a language based within Ed. At the end is an adjective. Baseless is an adjective off. Base is a whole new phrase. That now has two definitions. The first one has the synonyms wrong and mistaken. As in estimates were way off base and the number two definition for off base has the synonym unawares and as in caught off base by the charges. Now we are at the last word of this episode. It is the word base again it is the second form Tra Transitive verb from fifteen eighty. Seven one to make form or serve as a base for number two to find a base or basis for usually used with the word on or upon and we are going to pick basketball as the word of the episode because it means seesaw and That's I think all got to say about that. I'm super tired so I think I'm GonNa go to bed soon. and so What was I gonNA say And until next time This is Spencer dispensing words to your brains. I don't know maybe I'll work on that and come up with something better later. Okay thank you and goodbye.
#B263 (bridgehead to brief)
"Hello Word nerds welcome to the dictionary. This is the podcast where I am reading the dictionary and commenting on it. The first word is bridge head all one word Noun from eighteen twelve, one, eight, a fortification protecting the end of a bridge nearest an enemy. One be an area around the end of a bridge. Could also I guess you could say Bridge Tale, right? Why Not Bridge had bridge tail but which one is the beginning will never know to an advanced position seized in hostile territory. I don't know the etymology of that one Next is bridge loan two words Noun from nineteen seventy, five, a short term loan used to finance and enterprise in West or government spending the receipt of other funds. I'm guessing the word bridge. Is used just like at the end of the last episode you know it's it's something to connect to other things. You know you're bridging your ability your from not having alone to having money to be able to pay off I don't know I'm making this up at the top of my head. Next is bridge work one word Noun from eighteen, eighty three and it just says dental bridges. the the definition for that one Let's see. Where was it the partial denture anchored to adjacent teeth I'm still I don't have dentures I don't have a bridge. So I'm not entirely sure what this is. I don't think I wanna a picture of this one because some of you might be grossed out you know I think it's just a thing to. Keep the teeth in place connected the two. But yeah. Sometimes people say I got some bridge. Work, next bridal B. R. I. D. L. E. IT is the I form Noun from before the twelfth century one, the headgear with which a horse is governed, and which carries a bit and rains I think we talked about Oh yes. For Bit I think we talked about that. Number to a length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a poll especially rigging on a kite for attaching line. They call that the bridal. Three is the synonyms are curb and restraint as in set a bridal on his power. Still don't know what that means This is from middle English bride, Del from Old English bridal akin to the old English brag done to which means to move quickly. And there's more at the word, braid? still doesn't really make sense I mean. Why what how does to move quickly connect to the thing that you put on a horse not entirely sure about that one if any horse experts out there, let me now. Now, we have the second form of bridal. It is a verb from Before the twelfth century I is transitive one to put a bridle. To to restrain check or control with with a bridle as in bridal, your tongue. Keep it controlled In transitive definition says to show hostility or Oh, you know what? I. Just made a connection in my head the thing about the horse It's not about moving quickly I mean maybe there's somewhere but it's more about the the word restraint which was in the number three and I say that because it's GonNa come up again so. The transitive definition for the verb of bridal says to show hostility or resentment as to an affront to one's pride or dignity especially by drawing back the head and Chin. And then here we have a synonym for the whole thing is the word restrain so yes, control it restraint and we sell restrained before that's bridling. Next, is bridle path to words Noun from eighteen eleven a trail suitable for horseback riding. A seems odd that would you call it a horse path? Why is it a bridle path? Why do you have to use the word bridal? To denote that. Next is bree capital B. R. E. Noun from eighteen, thirty, five, a soft surface Oh, a soft surface ripened cheese with a whitish rind and Pale yellow interior. Which I think that interior is often soft some people bakery. This is from a district in France named bree. So some smart person made it. They're probably. Lord of the Rings, there is a town called breed but I think they spell it. B.. R. E. E. T. I wonder why he chose that name maybe he liked the district in France named bree, and so he said I'm going to use that but I'm going to change it a little bit. Next is brief. I form adjective. From the Fourteenth Century one short in duration extent or length as in this podcast is not brief, but sometimes, the episodes are. To. A synonym is concise to be. Synonyms are Kurt C. U. R. T. and abrupt brief nece is a noun. And this is from middle English breath or breathe from anglo-french breath or brief from Latin breath, which is akin into the old high. German Merg M. U. R. G., which means Short and from Greek Breckis not sure how Merg got in there but it does mean something similar. So I guess that makes sense. Next is the second form of brief. It is a noun from the fourteenth century one, a an official letter or mandate especially a papal letter less formal than a bull. A bull is a bowl letter a thing I guess we'll learn that soon. Maybe. One be a specific instruction or responsibility as in his brief was to strengthen the army. He got an official enter or mandate told him to strengthen the army. number two, a a concise article to be synonym synonyms are. Synopsis and Summary. To see a concise statement of a client's case made out for the Wait what happened here made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at law number three, an outline of an argument especially, a formal outline especially in law that sets forth the main contentions with supporting statements or evidence. yeah. Number four is plural. Short, snug pants or aunts, briefs I just love that that comes right. After this very I'll just read the definition and the the short snug pants comes right after an outline of it argument especially, a former outline especially in law that sets forth the main contentions with supporting statements or evidence they just couldn't be more different rate. in brief is a phrase which means in a few words. Briefly is also a synonym for that one. And I think that's good for that, and now we have the last word, which is again brief. It is the third form B. R. E. F. This is a verb. just transitive from the fifteenth century one to make an abstract or abridgement of. So you're making something shorter. To A to give final precise instructions to to be to coach thoroughly in advance. I have to tell you the the things I'm briefing you. Yeah. I. Guess That's similar to making something shorter. You're just giving them the important information. To see to give essential information to like I just said number three. to discuss as a military operation in a briefing. As in briefed the mission. Again just gave you the short. Shorter. Thing we don't have to go through all the details I walked here I walked there. No just giving you the highlights. A briefer is a noun. I feel like when I see and shows military shows, police shows whatever it is. They say I got a brief you I but I feel like depending on the situation it sounds like it's either before the thing or it's after a thing. So you can brief somebody on what they're about to do or you can brief somebody on what just happened. Does that make sense connected a little confusing? I guess you just have to figure that out from context. So we had bridge head Bridge Loan Bridge Work Bridal Bridle Path Brie and brief. Well I think I'M GONNA pick. Burri as the word of the episode I don't eat a normal cheese I eat vegan cheese But when I did Jeez did sort of enjoy bree It wasn't one of the the stinky cheeses which I did not care for but I like this one we would often have this. Mention my family getting together playing bridge, and often there would be cheese and crackers and bree was usually one of so maybe somebody could be playing bridge and eating bree all at the same time. I know we would just have that as a snack. Alright. That is the end of the episode. Thank you very much for listening and until next time this is spencer dispensing information goodbye.
"Merriam Webster's word of the day four February twenty fourth. Today's word is acumen. Spelled A. C. U. M. E. N. Acumen is a noun that means keenness and depth of perception discernment or discrimination especially in practical matters. Here's the word used in a sentence. The authors detective possesses a superior acumen that enables her to solve the most bizarre and puzzling of mysteries. A keen mind and a sharp wit can pierce the soul as easily as a needle passes through cloth remember the analogy between a jabbing needle and piercing perception. And you will readily recall the history of the word Acumen. Our English word retains the spelling and figurative meaning of its direct Latin ancestor. A TERM. That literally means sharp point. The Latin Word Acumen traces to the verb accu array which means to sharpen and is related to accuse the Latin word for needle in its earliest English uses Ackerman referred specifically to sharpness of wit in modern English. It conveys the sense that someone is perceptive enough to grasp the situation quickly and clever enough to apply that ability with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski visit Marian Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
"It's very webster's word of the day for July eighteenth. This episode of Word of the day is brought to you by progressive by definition. A discount is a reduction made from the gross amount. Or value of something with progressive drivers shopping for car insurance can earn an average of six discounts when they sign up visit Progressive Dot com today to start your quote discounts not available in all states and situations today's. Word is speculate spelled S. P. C. U. L. A. T. speculate is a verb that means to meditate on or ponder a subject to reflect it can also mean to review something idly or casually and often inconclusively. Conclusively speculate also means to assume a business risk in hope of gain especially to buy or sell an expectation of profiting from market fluctuations speculate can also mean to take to be true on the basis of insufficient. Asian evidence to theorize it can also mean to be curious or doubtful about to wonder here's the word used in a sentence from billboard DOT COM by Suzanne Fernandez. Both celebrities have been tweeting each other for a while now. Leading fans to speculate about their relationship status the word speculate was adopted into English in the late sixteenth century from the Latin word speckled lattice the past participle of the verb speculatory which means to spy <music> outdoor to examine SPEC Hillary in turn derives from specula- meaning lookout posts and ultimately from the Latin verb spec array meaning to look at other conspicuous descendants of spec array are inspect and.
"The merriam webster's word of the day four september third. Today's word is second also also pronounced fecund and spelled f. e. c. u. n. D. fekete is an adjective that means fruitful in offspring or vegetation prolific. It can also mean intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree. Here's the word used in a sentence from the montgomery herald by terry schlick admire as if there aren't enough bugs around get this insects are amazingly fecund and can reproduce quickly laying thousands of eggs in the short time the word second and its synonyms fruitful and fertile all mean producing capable of producing offspring or fruit literally early or figuratively fastened applies to things that yield offspring fruit or result in abundance or with repentiti as in a second heard or or affected imagination fruitful emphasizes abundance too often adds the implication that the results attained are desirable or useful as in fruitful planes or a fruitful discussion fertile implies the power to reproduce as a fertile egg or the power to assist in reproduction action growth or development as in fertile soil or a fertile climate for artists with your word of the day. I'm peter sokolski visit marian webster dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
200 BM Daily Vocabulary #166 | ridiculous
"B. m. english speaking radio channel presents b. m. english word of the my name is betty and i'm your host for this episode of you are listening to episode number one hundred and sixty six of season three. Today's word is ridiculous. The meaning of the is stupid or unreasonable deserving to beloved at silly foolish beam english speaking radio channel loan one. You walk every day an pres- the world in this english vocabulary lesson essonne. You'll learn how to use the word ridiculous assure that this lesson will help you to enhance the english vocabulary and speak english you wenttly and confidently ridiculous is spent as r. I d. i c. u. L. o. you as the word ridiculous means absurd or laughable or very see for example majority of people thought that the prediction bein astrological about election results was ridiculous addictiveness but it turned out to be a reality listen carefully how we can use the word ridiculous in eight different situations in eight different sentences example number one of eight. The young theater artists noticed attempted and adapation of a sunscreen play for the urban audience. It turned out to be ridiculous and the audience rejected moving onto example number two or fit the exporters federation complained to the finance minister about some of the ridiculous laws and regulations which affected their business adversely the minister assured them that soon some lucid regulations will be worked out to facilitate growth in exports example number three of eight the n._c. Means a multinational company released a new advertisement for its detergent powder. It was set on the backdrop of a historical event. The viewers found it to a bit ridiculous and objectionable and complaints were lodged with the authorities. Let us understand example number all four of eight. The railway called a meeting of representatives of the passengers to discuss improvement in the amenities offered food while some suggestions were outstanding fuel were ridiculous and rejected on the spot. What is common between economic times d._n._a. Newspaper enzi muratti all these top media houses have covered success stories of b. M. english speaking professionals who have learned to speak english fluently and confidently do do check out testimony section on our website w._w._w. Dot b. m. contestants india dot com example number five of it doc the winter was over and yet brittany insisted on very thick for jacket. It was looking ridiculous and people were staring at her moving onto way. Makers sunglasses may creation enhancing lenses with eco friendly high-quality frames aims. You will love born from a love of god and his creation way makers sunglasses capture nature in all its god given beauty while protecting your eyes. He's from the sun way. Maker sunglasses are eco friendly and we'll help you see color. The way god intended giving ten percent of every sale towards missions both domestic and handed abroad way makers sunglasses offer free shipping and a thirty day money back guarantee way maker sunglasses quality performance purpose see ed wood god can do through you way make her sunglasses dot com number six eight bob. No visited a chinese food restaurant. She attempted to eat with chopsticks and it looked ridiculous of friends could not control the laughter ofto and soon she also join them in laughing led his understand example number seven eight the newly started web abc's was based on cybercrime however the script was not coherent and was filled with grave errors the the view was founded to be ridiculous and it was severely criticised moving onto example number the age of it the claims made on a web channel about the coordination between ancient religion and modern technology would declared ridiculous by a panel of scientists. The channel had to introduce a disclaimer that their program was a work of fiction. Today we learned the word ridiculous which means stupid or unreasonable deserving to be laughed at silly off foolish. Can you name three sentences with ridiculous and and type in the comments box the awaiting me our show. This lesson has helped to develop your english vocabulary and speak fluent english english. You can download the script of this episode and owner episodes from w._w._w. Dot b. m. english speaking radio dot statue and for new english cabinet lessons be are on a mission to train boncore indians and english fluency. This was episode number one hundred and sixty six off two hundred v._m. Vocabulary episodes that we have plans kindly note that we will be shedding adding one look cab episode daily at six pm indian standard time tomorrow at six o'clock with the new would then take care.
#A129 (allocution to all-or-nothing)
"Hello word nerds. First word for two day is allocution. A. L. L. O. C. U. T. I. O N. This is a noun from sixteen fifteen a formal speech, especially an authoritative or, or a Tory address. The etymology says this is Latin ala Kyo, or Allah, que-, which means to speak to, and that is from ad plus low Kwee, which means to speak next is all of two separate words. This is an adverb from eighteen twenty nine. We have the synonym fully F U L L Y as in. She's all of twenty years old next is a log. Humous. A. L. L. O. G. A. M. O U S. This is an adjective from circa, eighteen ninety reproducing. Ng by cross fertilization, Alaga Amee is a noun next. We have allo generic. A. L. L. O G, E, N E, I see could also be allergenic, which is what I thought the word was in the first place. This is a an adjective from nineteen sixty one involving derived from, or being individuals of the same species that are sufficiently. Unlike genetically to interact anti genetically, as in ELO generic skin graphs, and it says compared to the word sin generic, which I assume is the opposite next. We have. Allographs. L. O. G. R. A F T. This is a noun from nineteen sixty one, a homo graft between allergenic individuals allographs graft can also be a verb. Now. We have allo graph. G R. A H not. G. R. A. F T. This is a noun from nineteen fifty one one a letter of an alphabet in a particular shape, as capital, A, or lower case a to a letter or combination of letters that is one of several ways of representing one phonemes as p p in hopping representing the phone, name p aloe graphic is an adjective. So I guess what it's saying is, basically, the shape of a letter is called an aloe graph. Learn something new every day. Especially when you read the dictionary next, we have Allama tree. A. L. L. O. M. E. T R Y. This is a noun from nineteen thirty six relative growth of a part in relation to an entire organism or to a standard. Also, the measure and stuff. The of such growth, aloe metric is an adjective, next. We have allo. Morph. A. L. L. O. M O, R, P H. This is a noun from nineteen Forty-five one of a set of forms that a more fem- may take in different contexts as in the s of cats, the E N of oxen, and these zero suffix of sheep are alum morphs of the English plural morphine. So I think what this is saying is that there's a thing called the plural morphine, which is the thing that exists to make a word plural. So the s in cats, the E N in oxen and nothing to the word sheep. And so those are called, although morphs aloe more Fiqh is an adjective, and ELO morphism is a noun I think I would have. To learn what other morphines are to find out what aloe morphs are, but I have a little bit more of knowledge of that now, which I probably won't remember next. We have alone j- I think that's how it's pronounced A L L O N G E the pronunciation guide is one of the stranger ones I've seen. It's got an A dash apostrophe L O with the the line over it to say that it's a long. Oh. Then there's an N A super script end. So it's small and it's up top. And then a Z h don't worry, I won't keep on describing the pronunciation guides. This is a noun from circa eighteen fifty nine. We just have the synonym writer to a and writer is spelled R, I, D R. The etymology says this is French and it literally means. Lengthening. So if I were to say this with a French accent, I would say at horribly, but it would be something sort of, like alone JR. But somebody who knows French would say, it much better than me. Next is. Allopathic. A. L. L. O. P. A T H. See this is an adjective from eighteen thirty relating to or being a system of medicine that aims to combat disease by using remedies as drugs or surgery, which produce affects that are different from or incompatible with those of the disease being treated next. Is Allah, Patrick. A. L. L. O. P A, T R. I see. This is an adjective from nineteen forty two occurring in different geographical areas, or in isolation as in Allah, Patrick spec-, Asian, it says compared to the word sim, Patrick. And that is not the first time we've seen that the opposite of one of these aloe words has an S Y at the beginning, aloe. Patrick Lee is an adverb an aloe Patrie is a noun. The etymology says this is made combining all, plus the Greek Padro, which means fatherland, and that is from Potter, which means father, and there's more at the word father next is Ella Fain, the end of it is P. H. A N E. This is a noun from circa eighteen twenty one and a morpheus translucent mineral of various colors often occurring in, in crustaceans, or stalactites forms and consisting of a hydrogen aluminum. Silicate the etymology says this is from the Greek allo fannies, which means appearing, otherwise, and that is from all plus finest sty. By P, H, A, I N, E, S, T, H, A, I, which means to appear, and that is the middle voice of finding which means to show and there's more at the word fancy next. We have. Elephone. P. H. O N E. This is a noun from nineteen thirty eight one or two or more variants of the same phone name as in the aspirated p of pin, and the Annaspiratou p of spin are Allophones of the same phone name p I'm not one hundred percent. Sure on what they mean by aspirated and Annaspiratou, but I might have to look that up. But here we've got another aloe word that is related to letters in sounds in such Allah phone, and Ella morph, Allah phonic is an adjective next is. Allo polly. -ployed. A. L. L. O. P. O. L. Y P, L O, I D, this is a noun from nineteen twenty eight. It's a great word a poly -ployed individual or strain having a chromosome set. Composed of two or more chromosome sets derived more or less complete from different species aloe polyp Loyd is also an adjective and aloe Polly ploy. D is a noun. Whoa, aloe. Polly, try and say that ten times fast next is Allah, pure and all a. L. L. O. P. U R, I N O L. This is a noun from nineteen sixty four eight drug c five h four and four oh, used to promote excretion of uric acid next. We have the phrase all or none. It is hyphenated. This is an adjective from one thousand nine hundred MU. Worked either by entire or complete operation or affect or by none at all as in all or none response of a nerve cell next and last four. This episode is the phrase all or nothing. It is hyphenated. This is an adjective from seventeen sixty five one just has the synonym all or none, which is what we just read to a accepting, no less than everything as in. He's an all or nothing perfectionist. I Kana used to be that type of perfectionist, but I've chosen not to be in my old, age and to be risking everything as in an all or nothing combat strategy that will be the end of this episode. Thank you very much for listening, go ahead and share and rate, and review and tweet me. And Facebook, me and Instagram. No, I don't have an Instagram, and calm, Google voice and until next time this is Spencer reading the entire dictionary. Thank you. And goodbye.
"It's Marian blisters word of the day. Four February eighth. Today's word is lent titular spelled. L. E. N. T. I. C. U. L. A. R.. lente killer is an adjective that means having the shape of a double convex Lens. It can also mean of or relating to a lens or provided with or utilizing Linda cules. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Boulder Daily Camera Camera by Mitchell buyers. This is not the first time. Boulder County has been enthralled by a strange cloud formation in two thousand seventeen a spaceship tip shaped group of Clouds made its way across the county and onto social media lentil shaped. That's the meaning of the Latin word. Length Sequel Ariz the parent of English word length killer. It's an appropriate predecessor. Because Conway Lens is one that is curved on both sides sides giving it a shape similar to that of a lentil english-speakers borrowed the Latin term in the fifteenth century lent. You'LL ARIZ in turn derives from lenten. Gula which is the source of the English word lentil and a diminutive of the Latin form lent lens meaning lentil. You probably won't be to surprise to learn that lent lance also gave English the Word Lens with your word of the day Makovsky Visit Merriam and Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
Sandy Allen -- A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise
"Hi everyone. This is Dr. Carson welcome to living. Regret free a program that shows you how to live a better and more joyful life as an added bonus. I invite you to listen to an introduction to my mindset matters program which ties into this sub. Well, go to WWW dot SOB mindset dot com. It's free and I know you will enjoy it if you'd like to contact me personally, drop me a line at Gail Carson thirteen at g mail dot com or go to my website, WWW dot spunky old, broad dot com and sign up for my weekly newsletter. My guest today is fantasy Allen, and I have the opportunity this month of dealing with authors from the Miami International book fair. So we're interviewing sandy who is the author of a kind of miraculously paradise and that's spelled m. i. r. r. a. c. u. l. a. s. so I'll have to find out about that from sandy, but she translates her uncle's autobiography by artfully creating a gripping coming of age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. She also shares background information on her family to culturally explosive time and place of her uncle's formative years. And the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. So welcome to our show sandy. Thank you so much for having me. Oh, you're so welcome. I do have to ask you. I what is the significance of spelling? Miraculous? And my r. a. c. u. l. a. s. yet, it's a good question. It's often the first question. Why is the title misspelled? And it's one of those things where when you read the book, it'll quickly become evident but briefly. So my story is based closely on my late uncle autobiography that he wrote when he was a hermit who lived in his home in the desert in northern California and the young person he had been come in had grown up in Berkeley in the sixties, and he was hospitalized according to him at about age, sixteen and subsequently diagnosed with schizophrenia and then went on to live his life. And by the time I was alive, he was a hermit. So I knew very little about what his life actually entailed until one day about approaching ten years ago. Actually, he mailed me his sixty page life story that he had typed on his typewriter in all capital letters, punctuated. Mostly would Coghlan's no paragraphs. So these just walls of text and the pages where yellowed and they smoke like cigarettes and his spellings were often inventive or unique. And so my book tells Bob story faithfully to his facts. I tried to really give his account of his life a very full. Literary presentation. Honestly, kinda reads like a novel, you're, you're reading this coming of age story from his point of view as he's entering the mental health healthcare system and his really focuses on his kind of ten years between that. I, I had no city sixteen and into his mid twenties, really focusing on his life as he's trying to live inside his mind with inside the mental healthcare system was inside the society at large, especially given the diagnosis. He's now received schizophrenic, paranoid, schizophrenic. And so my book and a second font tells the story. I just told you about receiving the document and and so forth. And it's also the space, whereas you looted I'm exploring kind of the greater context in which Bob lived. And so when I'm telling the part of the book that's Bob story, I'm doing it in a font that kind of looks like a typewriter. And occasionally I interrupt my, but I call my cover version of his story in part because he was a rock musician, interrupt my cover version with all capitals. Meaning I'm quoting directly from Bob and sometimes interrupting you know, to use a little phrase that he typed because I really liked the way he spelled it, and I didn't really want to let go of the kind of uniqueness the poetry or the comedy, or honestly, the sometimes he types something that was really offensive and so I didn't wanna have to kind of take it on myself, but I kind of let Bob's original stand in the all caps. So the title of the book is a quote from Bob kind of miraculous paradise. It's actually his line is kind of Rocco's paradise and he's describing this, you know, would happen every summer when. He was a kid where his family would have driven from California all the way to Minnesota where his parents were originally from, and he would arrive at the lake house where all of his extended family would be in his best friend who was his cousin, and he would have the whole summer before him. And you describe that feeling the miraculous paradise of arising at the lake and summer. So that's what the title is referring to. But I think it's an example of the title of the whole is sort of Bob's line, but it's kind of my little twist on it. And I think that's a good representation of the book as a whole. It's kind of authored by Bob and it has his unique, you know, touch, but I'm old timidly. The person whose name is on the cover, and I'm the person who's carrying the project into the greater world. Well, you know, it is it's an interesting format for a book and it. It kind of keeps the reader on track because they can tell what the differences they can tell where you are and where he is and so forth. I was kind of interested in. Knowing the difference with the diagnosis of then with the diagnosis and treatment now of how he handled all of that and how the family handled all of that because you said it was the sixties, correct? Yeah, he knows according to him, he was about sixteen so that would make it like nineteen seventy. So okay. Yeah, but there's so much. There's so much change in how people are treated now and some of the the medication, some of the controls. And I think in the seventies the word even in the eighties and of course today it's the same. But I mean more so in the seventies and the eighties, the word schizophrenia was is very, very frightening. Yeah, I think that that you know the the full title is. Book and this was in large part. You know, my publisher was interested that the book have a subtitle, that kind of gives people that are clueless to what it was about. What we landed on was a true story about schizophrenia. A true story is a quote from Bob, and that's what he typed on the cover of his book. This is the true story of a boy coming of age in Berkeley, California who is unable to identify with reality and therefore labeled as I caught it, paranoid schizophrenic for the rest of his life. And so I, I sort of my task as bringing readers into a conversation around the status of this diagnosis. 'cause I think my main observation was well I, there was the experience of just reading Bob's life. I really didn't know anything about this guy. I had a sense of this person, but what did it come from? You know, it came from impressions that I had when I was little when I did interact with him a little bit more phone calls that we've received from him. Mostly, it came from what other people sort of said to me, but often very kind of quiet way he's crazy or and I don't really remember whether I knew schizophrenic was the word for what he, you know, been totally was, you know. When I was younger before I got his his manuscript. But once I had it, I read his story eventually I saw his life as he had seen himself, and there was something that began to happen inside of me, which is I wanted to better understand. Okay. So what was this label that he was given? You know, what does it mean? And that sent me on this many years, long research process, which eventually became more of a reporting process where I was really trying to understand. Yeah. What did this diagnosis mean in nineteen seventy? What was the Saudis of, you know, the treatment? How did the treatment he received reflect that time, but then I became more and more interested, especially, you know, in the last few years that I was working on the project because they worked on it for about eight years. Total before published, I really became interested in has the situation changed and how is what Bob experienced in nineteen seventy different than what happens to someone who's given this diagnosis today and how is. What we as a society that you know what we have on offer for someone in the position of receiving the side notice? Is it in fact better or worse than what happened to pob and just understanding kind of wear his story fit into the bigger picture? I would say in general, what happened to him and what happens to a lot of people now is kind of under the same paradigm. You know, there's a paradigm that's been in power. You know, in our society in terms of the psychiatric culture, which I think influences the larger culture which is diagnose and treat, and I think seeks to you, referred to controls. I do think there's a a system that is rooted in public safety, and there's, you know, there's a large series of very loud debates if you tune into them about the nature of those medications about what they do to people's bodies and minds long term. And the reason that I was aware of these debates was because my uncle Bob was certainly telling his life story in order to weigh in on a lot of these questions, you know, he was. He was seeking to show what had happened to him. During that first hospitalization, for example, which I think was a really traumatic experience unto itself. So he was talking about his experiences and psychiatric care. He was weighing in about, you know, he tipped. He took psychiatric medication, you know, stuff, stuff like first generation antipsychotic can generation. Psychotics atypical anti psychotics, lithium, etc. Pretty much you know, on and off. But for the most part, he took medication from about age sixteen through to win. He died at age sixty. And so a big thrust of his book was critiquing the experiences he's had. And so I had to then as his, you know, sometime biographer. But honestly, as a journalist, I was just very interested to understand like is Bob critiquing kind of does science support what he's saying? Or does science support the other side or where you know, where should the general public, which the general public here about the nature of these debates. And that's one of the topics that hopefully the book itself you know is is helping us at least see the debate, you know? 'cause I noticed that before Bob semi historians his life, I didn't know anything about this. You know, I didn't care what crazy men I didn't. You know, I might see someone who's. Homeless and seems crazy. I might pass that person on the street and try not to see him like a lot of Americans are accustomed to doing. But other than that level of interaction portrayals of, you know, craziness I might see on TV or in the news, I really didn't know much about these topics. And so Bob by sending me his story, I think prompted me to begin to better understand what I realized was, oh, there is this really intense debate kind of at the highest level about whether this paradigm is the one or in the last few years. You know, drifted in direction as it continued to research report, and I've been really specifically interested in what could the next paradigm be if the one that we've been isn't resulting in very good outcomes for a lot of people, what are better ways that we can deal with people like Bob who clearly struggle. But it's interesting in the book itself. One of the things that I'm looking at is it's very hard to pin down what exactly was going on before that first hospitalizations, you know specific to him, it's very pin. It's. It's difficult to pin down some of these. These very basic questions. So what you see in historians, how nonetheless, once he gets that diagnosis, once he's in the system that really becomes his life. And I think that by the time he wrote his story, he really considered himself a very self sufficient person, and he was an intelligent person. I think he was pretty angry about what had happened to him. And so I was trying to figure out how to kind of take that spirit to check facts and to then talk to the general public in a way that was actually listening to someone who was schizophrenic. You know what? What happens if we do that and when you say that he was unhappy with what had happened to him, what's that the schizophrenia, or was that the way schizophrenia was handled? I would say it's the ladder. You know, I would say that a lot of what he was writing about was really focused on, I think, situations in which he was in in psychiatric care where he was. Receiving involuntary psychiatric psychiatric care. You know if that was an injection of even if that was being confined in a cell, I think situations where he was being made to stay on medication, so he didn't wanna be on those kinds of things. And these are issues that a lot of people who maybe have a severe mental illness diagnosis in their lives are in their media families, or they do a job that interacts with people with severe mental illness. These are familiar issues, right? This is one of the big questions is whether involuntary psychiatric care is even care. You know, can it be care if it's involuntary? There's many activists who feel no, that that absolately can't be care, and then there's people mental health professionals, signatures who feel. Absolutely, yes. The state and a family. We need to have the power to treat people who might be presenting a danger to themselves or others. These are these, are these these sorts of debates that I think I don't know. I just was tuned out of this conversation before Bob sort of prompted me to to begin to look into it. And then over time I've begun to realize these are really big questions, I think, and they have. Checked all. And one of the basic reasons they affect us all is that they're ultimately isn't a lot that is understood about the nature of a diagnosis like schizophrenia biologically. And if anything, the genetic, you know the rise of genetic analysis in the eighties. You know, there would have been this moment there where if there was going to be some big revelation, you know, there hasn't been. Ultimately, these diagnoses are descriptive, and there's a lot of people who feel well does diagnosis of this sort actually helped the patient long-term, especially as you alluded to at the top a word like schizophrenic is itself very stigmatized. So there's been research that shows that people thinking they are schizophrenic, makes them feel more pessimistic about themselves because of preconceived ideas of what that diagnosis means. So is this word helping? I think that's one of the big questions that I'm looking at in the book. I don't think there's a simple answer 'cause this word is part of our culture. It's part of our medical poacher. It's something that doctors are telling people they have, you know. So. You know, a lot of people are married to schizophrenics and when the medication does keep it under control, they achieve very great things and they do have a happy marriage and when they do go off their medication, that's when problems start. So there are always two sides to every story. But I'm curious to hear how you believe he came to live as a hermit in the desert. Well. I want to. One thing which is I, I wanna be glad allow individual stories to be told him be heard because I think a lot of different people have a lot of different points of view on these topics. You know, medication and so on. And as you allude, a lot of people have people in their lives who've received. I like this. There are people who who choose who feel who, who decide to stay on medication and Bob did Bob took medication how he became a hermit. And this story is told in the book, but eventually he hit a point where he, he, he bounces through the course of the story. He bounces between so many living situations and so many jobs, and he's in hostels and he's in prison, and he's, he's not in prison. He's in jail and he's in, you know, he's, he's, he's living on the street. He's all sorts of stuff. He's in the air force. He's older. He's a street preacher. He's adopted by aliens for several days whole shebang. Bob lives a life, but it starts to really. Becomes clear that he's it's being hard. It's become harder and harder for him and eventually makes decision to go into. Ability, which means that he can't work. And as I write in the story, his father, his family has money. Enough that they buy him a little shack in the desert. And so here's this is the mountain eating moved there. Plan of this house and other expenses, and he lived on his own starting then through to when he died a few years ago. And so he took care of himself. He took care of his dogs. That's interesting because as a young person, he's kicked up fit in a and I do think that's one of these kind of broader points about people who end up with diagnosis like schizophrenia. Even autism often use people who I think are, you know, quote, non normal when it comes to how they relate to others. And that's one of the first things that I can start make a person begin to isolate from others and maybe seek friendship inside or seek an interior world or seek another world to live in. If the one that they're in, for example, is traumatizing, or has you know violence in it or has sexual abuse Senate, you know, very little is understood about schizophrenia, the biological construct. But in terms of people who, for example, here voices because by some estimates, five percent of people hear voices at some point in their lives. But people who have distressing voice here. During one of the only kind of correlations that has been found by researchers looking at what might cause voice hearing is sexual abuse and early childhood. And so there is something there that I think is interesting to think about which is so right now our system, if someone is diagnosed with schizophrenia, they're isolated from the community, maybe they're putting her celebrate himselves and Bob case that's happened. He's putting cell by himself. He's injected with sourcing medication. That's, you know, intended to slow him down, make it harder for him to kind of be in being the world, feel like he's in his own head. And so on hits social connection. Further, he's been putting on an adult ward. So he's a sixteen year old, but he's around these adults who are, you know, a lot of whom have been in the hospital a long time and so on. So all of this, I think, has to be part of our bigger conversation. When we think about this construct of the schizophrenic, you know, because ultimately people don't really exist outside of the experience they receive, they receive a diagnosis like this, which is not to say. Again that he wasn't someone who needed help. But if we listen more to what his experience was, how could that inform or how you know if we listened more people who are in the experience of receiving the diagnosis more, what would happen if we had a system that was actually thinking about how to help people who are being isolated from others. And so often, you know, mental illness and isolation from others and loneliness are really going hand in hand. And this is a, you know, a broader movement kind of away from strict biological approach to mental illness and toward more of a social understanding of mental illness, and therefore what mental health can come from. And I think Bob stories full of lessons about what helped him and what didn't. And one of the very basic ones is he seemed to kind of do better if he had people who were watching out for him. If he had friends, if he had a girl, you know if he had a job, if he has purpose, if he was living somewhere where people were kind of understanding and non judgmental, and he could. Spend a lot of time outside. He did better, and that was one of those things that that I over the years of reading historian just started to kind of feel. But then as they shifted more into reporting and really talking with people out in the world and doing a lot of lot of lot of reading, I saw that, oh, these are big trends. And this is happening internationally that there is a shift toward a paradigm of care that might be more rooted in listening to those with lived experience sh. Well, now he, he died at a fairly young age, right? He died. What at what did you say died at sixty? Which for someone diagnosed with schizophrenia and today in America is about what we would expect. People diagnosed with schizophrenia in America. Today are dying fifteen to twenty five years earlier than people who aren't diagnosed with schizophrenia and people who are diagnosis. Schizophrenia are overwhelmingly maintained on psychiatric medication. Often in combination off and a high doses. Very little research has been done about the effect on term of these kinds of medications on people's bodies. But there's definitely a body of research and there's a lot of activists and journalists. I think the most important journalist here is Bob Whitaker, who wrote a book called Madden America, but you know, they're looking at the correlation between maintenance medication and this declining life span, which is also attributable to a lot of other things right. Right now in our society. If you've got schizophrenia diagnosis, your chances of being in jail or prison, or higher your chances of being homeless or higher your chances of being killed by police are higher. So you've got a population of people's very socially vulnerable and you know, that's one of the things that will to mentally I realized Bob was a lucky person in a lot of senses, you know, not the least of which was he had a family that had the the support, the financial support of, you know, the care that he received as a young person and also the house that he eventually lived in and how that really does change his whole life when he finally has somewhere to go where he can just be himself and in the desert, play guitar and read the bible and, and so on. You know, he was a pretty content person. That was one of the real surprises for me when I first read to the end of story with realizing that he considered his life a success that a lot of people when they hear what my book is about, oh, it's about or. Uncle schizophrenia, how sad? How tragic. I can always tell if someone hasn't read my book if that's what they think, because I don't really think that that is the sense of Bob, how does himself. And I don't think that that's the sense that I'm communicating with my story. I do think that there should be more hope in this conversation right now, there's a lot of hopelessness and I don't think it's warranted medically, even, you know, I think there's a lot of people overseas, especially who feel that the attitude toward people who are diagnosis. Schizophrenia is part of the problem is this sense that, well, if this one route, you know if medication doesn't work for you. Well, then we got nothing. You know, that doesn't really. That doesn't actually respect a lot of the research that has been done about what can help people. And one thing that can help people a lot is stable housing. You know, an example of fairy a very common sense thing that can make a huge difference to someone who's in a position. Like the one that Bob was in, what do you? Why do you think he sent the manuscript to you? Question people ask me that a lot and I don't know. I have guesses. One of my guests is that he wanted help with his writing and that I was the writer the he knew I was entering I was I had just gotten to Iowa and was starting an MFA nonfiction writing. When he sent me his, you know, typewritten original life story. I learned later that he had mailed photocopies of the same manuscript to other relatives before he had sent me the original, which kind of I dunno surprise me. I think one of the reasons I didn't like to to be honest, when I first got the envelope, I was like, what is this? I would have thrown it out, you know it was just so like it smelled off whole. It looked awful. You know, I was just like, I don't wanna get involved with whatever this is, but I didn't throw it out because it seemed like it was an original and. I kind of had this sense that he had taken a lot of time and care in typing it out even if it was riddled with misspellings and so on. It was very clearly unconventional, but it was also very clearly something cared about. So I was kind of intrigued even if I had this reaction of like, I don't wanna hear whatever this is. I don't wanna get into this. You know that way you're trained to just kind of walk down the street passing one. You know, I just I didn't want to get involved. I was really afraid of this. Bob had nasty opinions about others in the family. I did wanna be, you know, a perceived by others seemed to side with him against them or stuff like that. I lived two thousand miles away from my family, like I was very fine with keeping it that way. Don't you don't really interesting. We only have about minute and a half left so that that he could even get photocopies me. I mean that that in itself is amazing because you know, he was out not closed copy places, and so he lived in the desert, but he he could go into town. He will go into. Town when it was early in the morning and do things like grocery shop. So he did not interact with a lot of people. He had his system, but I think you're right that doing something like photocopying and mailing media, regional. For example, these are big tasks for him, and I think one of the reasons doing them with he cared deeply that people hear what his life had really been like. I think it really bothered him that they saw him as schizophrenic and nothing else, and he wanted people to know that he was more than that label and that was his way of trying to, you know, he was trying to get me interested. So I think I would do something exactly like this. One of the things that came up in the course of reporting the story out was other people in the family who knew him better because he talked on the phone with a lot of relatives. They were like, oh yeah, Bob new Bob knew you were going to do this. And I was like, I didn't even know I was going to be this, you know. But I think he has face and he was a very faithful person, and that was the big part of how he got through life and his life was tough one. You know, in a lot of cash. Yeah. Well, for those of you out there who have either known people with schizophrenia or have people in your family with schizophrenia. This is a great read and you should get the book. It's called a kind of miraculous paradise, a true story about schizophrenia, and it's written by Sandra, Allen, and I, I know we don't have much time left, but she will be at the Miami book fair. So look for the schedule. If you are going to be in the area, look for the schedule when Sandra will be there, it should be posted, and thank thank you so much for being with us today. Sandra, thank you so much for having really appreciate thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy today's show. I choose my guests carefully. So if you have someone you'd like me to interview, please drop me a line at Gail Carson thirteen at Jamal dot com. In the meantime, checkout, my Indro program mindset matters at WWW dot SOB mindset dot com. See you next week.
#A189 (animal to animal starch)
"Hello word nerds. Welcome to another episode of the dictionary today. Oh yes today is august sixteenth and it is my dad's birthday birthday happy birthday dad. I'm recording this many days <hes> before your actual birthday but <hes> this episode is <hes> <hes> being released on your birthday happy birthday. I'm sure i will be celebrating with you. <hes> around that time and don't worry. I won't tell people how old you are uh-huh. Let you do that yourself. Oh actually you should be on an episode soon. <hes> my dad i may have mentioned in the past made his living being an actor and doing voiceover overwork so being in front of a microphone. <hes> is very normal to him <hes> so he should definitely do some episodes and <hes> i you can look forward over to that in the future. I'm sure he'll do that. All right. First word for this episode is animal a an i m a l <hes>. I love animals. Also they're great. <hes> this is the first of two forms it's a noun from the fourteenth century one any of a kingdom and amelia eliya of living things including many celled organisms and often many of these single celled ones as protozoans that typically differ from implants in having cells without cellulose walls in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis in requiring more complex food materials as proteins in being organized to a greater degree of complexity and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation that was a very long definition obviously <hes> but it basically went through all the different things things that make up something that you would call an animal to a one of the lower animals as distinguished from human beings to be we have these synonym mammal and then it says broadly the word vertebrate or vertebrate three a human being considered chiefly as physical or non rational also this nature so the nature of being animal. I guess yes for a person with a particular interest or aptitude as in a political animal five. We have these synonyms matter m. a. t. t. e. r. n. Thing t. h. I. n. g. as in the theater is an entirely different animal and that is from arthur miller and then to finish off the five definition it says also the one see definition for the word creature animal like is an adjective and let's look at the analogy. This is <hes> from the latin on a molly which has neutral of animals which means animate that is from anima which means soul we learn that in the previous episode and there's more at the word animate. Maybe that's part of the reason why i like animals is because i also like animation all right now. Let's get to the second definition or the second form of the word animal. This one is an adjective adjective <hes> from sixteen fifteen one of relating to resembling or derived from animals to a of of or relating to the physical or sentient as contrasted with the intellectual or rational to be we have these synonyms sensual and foolishly flesh -ly. That's a weird one three of or relating to the animal pole of an egg or to the part from which echo extol derm normally develops and for all the definitions <hes> it says a synonym is the word karnal c. a. r. n. a. l. animal lee with a double l. y. At the end is an adverb next. We have animal control two words. This is a noun from from nineteen fifty seven and office or department responsible for enforcing ordinances relating to the control impoundment and disposition of animals next. We have animal cracker two words. This is a noun from eighteen ninety to a small cookie in the shape of. I'm an animal. I'm probably not alone in this but it was always fun to eat different portions. I like oh. I off their head or oh. I ate their leg or whatever her good thing. They don't have feelings because they're just cookies and they're made to be eaten next. We have anna molecule boy. I don't know if i'm saying that right. <hes> it's it's the word animal with c. u. L. e. added to the end so it's all one word <hes> and it looks like anna. Malcolm is another other form. This is a noun from sixteen sixty to a minute usually microscopic organism so we have the word molecule fuel <hes> similar similar suffix with the same suffix <hes> and so this is anna molecule or anna molecule basically a very small animal animal. I guess next we have animal heat to separate words. This is a noun from seventeen forty eight heat produced in the body of a living animal by functional chemical and physical activities. Next is animal husbandry again two separate words. This is a noun from eighteen ninety eight. A branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals. I've always he's been curious why they have the word husbandry in situations like this. I just haven't actually taken the time to look where this word comes from or why they use it in these situations <hes> but yeah i was just something that i've always been curious about next. We have animal lear so it's the word animal plus i i e r at the end. This is a noun from nineteen twelve a sculptor or painter of animal subjects interesting. I haven't heard that one before next. We have animal ism. This is a noun from eighteen thirty one. We just have these synonym animality t. Which is our next word. <hes> animalistic is an adjective so here we go with animality. This is a noun from sixteen sixteen fifteen one quality or nature associated with animals one a we have the synonym vitality one be a natural unrestrained unreasoned response to physical drives or stimuli to the animal nature of human beings means that reminds me of an animated short from artem animation. They're the ones who made a wallace and gromit <hes> you might also also be familiar with shaun the sheep <hes> but anyway they made a short called creature comforts many years ago it might have even won an oscar for best animated short <hes> what they they did was they went around england or probably at least london or whatever and they interviewed people <hes> they interviewed people about <hes> zoos and animals in circuses it is and just kind of animals in general or sometimes just their own living conditions and they took that audio and the animated various various <hes> animals interesting animal animate. We learned that earlier this episode <hes> so they animated different clay animals to be the people that they interviewed <hes> some were in zoos some were on farms or in circuses or just various situations and the things that they say fits so perfectly to to the situations that they were in <hes>. I'm probably not doing a very good job job describing it but i highly highly recommend that you go watch this <hes> if i can find it on youtube. I'll put a lincoln the episode description because it's very clever very well done very funny and in most cases or all cases. The people didn't even know that they were going to be animated like an animal so it's just a very well all done <hes> animated short all right moving on. Where were we <hes> did the did the animal nature of human beings. All right next is analyze this. This is a transitive verb from seventeen forty one one to represent in animal form to to cause to be or act like animal. Animal's ation is a noun next. We have animal kingdom. This is a noun from circa seventeen sixty six six a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals compared to the mineral kingdom and the plant kingdom wyndham next is animal magnetism to separate words. This is a noun from seventeen eighty four one a mysterious force claimed by messmer to enable him to hypnotize patients. I don't know who messmer is an m._i._s. m._b._r. So maybe i'll i'll have to look them up to a magnetic charm or appeal especially the synonym sex appeal next. We have animal model two words. This is a noun from nineteen seventy three an animal sufficiently like humans in its anatomy physiology or response to a pathogen to be used in a medical research in order to obtain results that can be extrapolated to human medicine also a pathological were physiological condition that occurs in such an animal and is similar to one occurring in humans next. We have animal pole. This is a noun from eighteen eighty seven the point on the surface of an egg that is diametrically opposite to the vegetal pole. That's not vegetable. Oh that's vegetal v. e. g. t. a. l. and usually marks the most active part of the pro plaza him or the part containing least last year next. We have animal rights. This is a noun from eighteen seventy nine rights as to fair and humane treatment regarded as belonging fundamentally to all animals. Animal rightist is a noun <hes>. I do have a couple of comments on some of these but i'm going going to save them for the end next. We have animal spirits again two words. This is a noun from fifteen forty. Three one is sometimes just the singular version so animal spirit it is obsolete the nervous energy that is the source of physical sensation and movement to vibe acidy or vase ity now probably vivacity arising from physical health and energy three a willingness to take especially economic risks and we will do one more for this episode animal starch again two words words. This is a noun from circa eighteen sixty. We just have these synonym glycogen. There is one more at the very bottom of this column but it goes goes on to the next column so we're going to save that for the next episode <hes> and also i wanted to save it because it is the word animate and i realized that every single word in this episode had the word animal and it just so happened that <hes> they are the only words that start with animal so that worked out very well so the word of the episode i'm going to pick is just the word animal. You probably figure that a while ago <hes> for one. It's the the word that's in every single one of these entries for this episode. It's just also that animals are amazing. <hes> we all. I think love animals to some degree. Most people love dogs. <hes> i love all animals. I haven't really delve too deeply in this in this podcast <hes> i have mentioned it before but i am vegan. My wife is vegan. <hes> and we do this for <hes> the ethics for the animal rights which of course is one of the <hes> one of the entries here we personally <hes> don't think it's right to eat or consume any animal products <hes> we totally understand that other people are totally fine with that and we don't. We don't judge judge them <hes> also. I think everybody's everybody's body. Chemistry is different so you might need some level of meat or something in in your body or also <hes> people's bodies sometimes don't really deal well with certain fruits or vegetables or things. I totally get it <hes> but again for us. It's just ethical reasons but i will say and i have mentioned in the past. There are major major major health health benefits for you if you eat less meat and dairy and eggs <hes> and also there are major <hes> environmental benefits from from eating less meat and dairy. I don't wanna go any deeper than that right now. I may never go any deeper than that in this podcast <hes> but that is just a big part of my life a big part of my wife's life <hes> she has been doing it a lot longer than i have <hes> but i've always in an animal lover <hes> my only regret would be that. I didn't go vegan earlier <hes> but i'm glad that i did. I ended up losing about forty pounds my cholesterol. They're all went down. I'm much much healthier than i was before. <hes> and i've also i guess intern saved a lot of animals <hes> in the process <hes> but anyway enough of that. I think this episode is long enough. <hes> i hope that from either an ethical standpoint or a health standpoint or environmental standpoint <hes> you choose to eat <hes> less dairy and meat <hes> it's really amazing how unhealthy they are for our bodies <hes> and actually he just yesterday i watched a video about <hes> how eating healthier and exercising and doing meditation <hes> we'll get you healthier and will lengthen the telomeres which are the caps at the end of your jeans and how by doing that you will age more slowly slowly and your body will just be healthier all right. This is the second time i'm going to say that i won't delve any more deeper and that is true so we're going to end this episode right now. Thank you and goodbye.
"Merriam Webster's of the day for April and let them. Today's word is pending spelled. P. A. N. D. I. C. U. L. A. T. I O. N. Penetration is a Noun. That means a stretching and stiffening especially of the trunk and extremities as when fatigued and drowsy or after waking from sleep. Here's the word used in a sentence from the press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton. New York yawning is often accompanied by stretching of the body. This is called panicky relation. Human's Yawn and so do animals like dogs chimpanzees babboons and horses cat and dog owners who witness daily their pets methodical body stretching upon awakening. Might if there's a word to describe their routine and there is pending relation particularly in which applies to humans to is the medical term for the stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities often accompanied by yawning to arouse the body when fatigued or drowsy. The word comes from the Latin word. Bandicoot lattice the past participle of panic. Who Larry meaning to stretch oneself and is ultimately derived from Pandera meaning to spread. Pandera is also the source of the English word expand with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski visit Marian Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
"It's Merriam Webster's of Day four September tenth. Today's word is encumber spelled E. N. C. U. M. B. E. R. Encumber is a verb that means to way down or to burden it can also mean to impede or hamper the function or activity of to hinder. Encumber can also mean to burden with a legal claim such as a mortgage. Here's the word used in a sentence from the economist. Those who do handle radioactive material must I don protective suits that are inherently cumbersome and are further encumbered by the air hoses needed to allow the wearer to believe In Old French the Noun. Koumba. Meant a defensive obstacle formed by felled trees with sharpened branches facing the enemy later in middle French Koumba referred to a barrier similar to a dam or we're constructed in the bed of a river to hold back fish or protect the banks. That notion of holding back is what informs our verb encumber. One can be physically encumbered as Bhai, a heavy load or severe weather or figuratively as by bureaucratic restrictions. Koumba also gives us the adjectives cumbersome and Congress C.. U. N. B. R. O. US both meaning awkward or difficult to handle. With your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Merriam. Webster Dot, com today for definitions wordplay, and trending word look ups.
"Merriam Webster's the day for July twenty, first. Today's word is inculcate also pronounced inculcate and spelled I. N. C. U. L. Cat. Inculcate is a verb, that means to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Baltimore Sun by Paul Lewis. Edgar Allan Poe was in general, not a didactic writer. In fact, he criticized stories and poems that sought to inculcate virtue and convey the truth. The word inculcate derives from the past participle of the Latin verb, include Carre meaning to tread on in Latin car I possesses both literal and figurative meanings, referring to either the act of walking over something or to that of impressing something upon the mind, often by way of steady repetition. It is the figurative sense that survives with inculcate which was first used in. English in the sixteenth century. Inco Carre was formed in Latin by combining the prefixed een with cal curry, meaning to trample, and ultimately derives from the Noun Cokes, meaning he'll. With your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Merriam Webster Dot com today for definitions, wordplay and trending look ups.
"Merriam Webster's word of the day for February fourth. Today's word is S- kumble spelled spelled S. C. U. M. B. E. S- kumble is a verb that means to make something such as color or painting less brilliant by covering within coat note of OPEC or semi opaque color applied with a nearly dry brush. It can also mean to apply a color in this manner or to soften on the lines or colours of a drawing by rubbing lightly. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Boston Globe by Cate mcquaid in an accomplished artists hands. Oil paint is fluid. It can be scuttled or glazed. It's more versatile medium than tempera. The history of the words Gumbel is blurry but the word is thought to be related to the verb scum and obsolete form of Skim meaning to pass lightly over scuffling as I perfected attended by artists such as Titian involves passing dry opaque coats of oil paint over a tinted background to create subtle tones and shadows. Although although the painting technique dates to the sixteenth century. Use Of the Word Stumble is only known to have begun in the late. Eighteenth Century the related down form soon soon followed with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolow ski visit Marian Webster Dot Com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups and.
"It's Merriam Webster's of day four. September third. With indeed, Dot Com job postings you only pay for what you need can pause your account at any time, and there are no long term contracts indeed is offering our listeners a free seventy, five dollars credit to boost the visibility of your job post at indeed dot com slash word terms and conditions apply offer valid through September thirtieth. Today's word is matriculate spelled. M.. R.. I. C. U. L. A. T. matriculate is a verb that means to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university, it can also mean to be enrolled at a college or university. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Washington Post by Ben Gulliver. Vince Carter, the player who would come to be known as half man half amazing matriculated at the University of North Carolina in the fall of nineteen, ninety five. Anybody who has had basic Latin knows that the term Alma mater a fancy way of saying school you attended comes from a phrase that means fostering mother if mater is mother than matriculate probably has something to do with a school nurturing. You just like a good old mom, right? Well, not exactly if you go back far enough matriculate is distantly related to the Latin term matter, but it's maternal associations were lost long ago. Even in terms of Latin history, it is more closely related to the late. Latin. Word Modrica which means public role or register. Matrouh Ula has more to do with being enrolled than being mothered but it is the diminutive form of the Latin Word Matrix, which is the late Latin term used for list or register and referred to female animals kept for the purposes of breeding. With your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Mary. Webster. Dot. com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
Are you a number 4?
"Hub hopper originals stability requires a certain level of Seedier snus especially long-term deeply rooted stability. Now what is the first thing which comes through your mind when you're building a house from ground up a structure right now. That's what a number four is structured. no-nonsense Hustler I ne- her Goyo. numerology mindset coach Tarot reader and healer. Welcome welcome you to this week's episode of undyed nuts off life visit numerology on hub hopper. If you're born on a foot put two ND twenty second thirty first of a month then you do have an influence of the number four. In western Western astrology number four is associated with the planet Uranus and invaded numerology Rahu which is not not the mood and now do notice that van which is urinalysis a Fahd of a planet we cannot see from any kid is and the other will is not even a solid planet. It's the shadow of the moon. What does that? Dennis number four is associated with illusions. Wins that which is not but one might perceive it to be. You know what I mean. Let me give you an example. Uh again going back to that House that he will building in the beginning this structure or the blueprint is not tangible right. It has no presence in the physical therefore it is important for a number full in order to anti not of their life to learn and differentiate and she ate between that which is real and that which is not not that what is not real important. The blueprint is important to build. The house does just that not to get too attached with it. I mean obviously. How will it work if one is attached to the blue blueprint and while building the house? Virginia's required they're still stubborn to stick to the blueprint. So be ready to change because an illusion has known longevity. You number four attracts a lot of extreme ups and downs in their life. These are in fact. Those people who had often heard seeing that my life life has been an emotional rollercoaster and I understand that my recommendation to all number forces to live a scheduled and a disciplined flint life. Now you're here to settle into a structure meet this structure. What it such that it develops you join a group which is driven towards learning something valuable and something new every day meditate? This is a very important tool for you to stabilize stabilize your mind. Learn sound healing or at least dig regular sound healing sessions. This will work on your physical structure structure your body as humans are but sounds anything which heightens the illusion such as alcohol or coffee or tea or too much exposure to TV excetera. I recommended to be avoided as in the long term. Then they might leave with your mental health more than you can imagine number force also number four Viseu Sirius. You got teaches us to lighten up and approach life as a playground of a child. I understand that it's your tough childhood. Who'd had specially your relationship with your father and mother which has made you so CDs because you had to take up your responsibility to soon? But that's the past now. Oh lighten up. What some laughter shoes play with kids? Yes play with kids. That is highly recommended for you. What some Baby David? US Smile and laugh often in fact everyday C. U. R. and out of the box thinker. The way you think everybody around you can auditing so cut them some slack. They cannot be you your unique ideologies in part due process is required by humanity. Yes you are often considered to be ahead of your time. Also that you consider to be a rebel. You know people look down upon you and they try to stop your hustle by saying that. You're a rebel. But whether they tell you are not the do wish to have your kind of guided and your kind of a mind added to that. If you become driven to word Gordon during the night of your life with the above recommendations you are an unstoppable force Bruno that so this his music new signing off if you wish to have a personal consultation or a session with me you can contact me on my. WHATS APP number nine nine double one six six seven one six double five nine nine one six seven one six double five or you can connect with me on my instagram handle any H.W? Gio Why. AL ON FBI KNEE-HIGH GUALTIERI meeting both of these platforms have unique take life hacks and discussions happening on them all the time. I wish to stay connected with you on all these platforms. Do Right to me or wherever you decide. Connect with me have a beautiful week ahead Namaskar. Roddy Roddy help but notice the Nikkei Yep I got up the up Nevada's launch happy full hob Hobo Studio website. Beer gutted minute game. That ended up knuckled podcast launch. Getting yet he. No he studio the up woody as Avi he of NEPAD cut launch Gimmicky thin thin on step Smith. Though sock me of Nevada's shoot emme Gilliat there yet just hop on hop simply content.
You'll Never Have All of the Information
"One of the things I love about being a software engineer is that I get to make information gathering a fundamental core part of my job as an engineering manager. The same mm-hmm is true information gathering presenting that information. distilling it finding ways that the information is important to be used and ultimately taking all the information that I have and solving problems with an empowering other people to solve problems with that information as well and talking about information is almost as fine as actually using that information gathering it because this information theory is so important to what we do as developers but sometimes our desire to gather information is misguided and at worst I it can hurt us it can harm our efforts. That's what we're talking about in today's episode. My name is Jonathan Controlling. You're listening to developer. T my goal on this show is to help. Driven developers like you find clarity perspective and purpose in their careers. We don't have sponsor for today's episode in lieu of sponsor. I'd love for you to go and subscribe and whatever podcasting APP. You're currently using. If you find something valuable in today's episode. I would never ask you to waste do your time and so if you think that this podcast is valuable today then. There's a pretty good chance that it's going to be valuable to you in the future. It's not for everybody because we ask for people to sometimes do hard stuff we ask for you to take a difficult road or accept a different a difficult so reality to accept the fact that sometimes things don't go your way for example sometimes unexpected events happen and so if if you think that listening to a show that's willing to accept difficult realities and still stays optimistic. That's what the show really is about. It's about staying optimistic. Stick in the face of uncertainty and to that point. Let's talk about our job. As developers and gathering information as part of the job many times we operate in this mode as developers. We have the mode of thinking. Our job is to find out what other people are. Unable to find out. I keep in mind. That information is not simply the data the raw kind of fact it's filtering those raw pieces of data ed are incoming into something usable. Something that we can actually act on or that we can build upon right so as developers part of our job is to have previous knowledge in order to convert that data into usable information on whatever. The efforts are that we're working on in our job ABS- sometimes this means translating for example from a A NON technical language into technical requirements and vice versa. Sometimes sometimes we have technical requirements that we need to translate and communicate in non technical language. So a lot of our information gathering is about understanding the inputs outputs that of that needed information and ensuring that we're converting the right data to the right information points but we can seek information sometimes in vain or for the wrong reasons we can get so addicted to seeking seeking information that we act in a mode by default we've talked about modes recently on the show. We can act in the wrong mode sometimes. Our the job is not necessarily to gather more information and this can really come to light if you ask yourself to specific questions when you find yourself trying to gain clarity trying to get more information trying to uncover something that seems to be obscured. Ask yourself these two questions number one. How will this information changed the way that I act right? How will this information change my actions and then the second question is how will will this information? The way that I feel. If you ask these two questions by combining them you can probably figure out what your motivation is for gathering this information for example. If you don't really know how it's going to change your actions but you do know how it might change your feeling that might make sense to ask yourself whether your feelings are the thing that needs attention if you are feeling nervous or perhaps you're feeling pressured but gathering information. You think that gathering information is going to help you feel less nervous or less pressured you should ask yourself why what. What is the function that this information is going to provide to you very often? We live under the illusion. That information creates clarity. UNCLARITY creates certainty. Certainty allows us to kind of reduce our anxiety because we can act more confidently. There's lots of words ending in L. Y.. Here but hopefully this theory make sense the idea that we can gather information to reduce our ambiguity in other words increase. Our clarity and that increased clarity can give us a better handle on certainty and when and we have certainty our anxiety goes down anxiety. Being the feeling that you're not sure what's going to happen and so your brain kind of goes into overdrive trying to predict what might happen and sometimes those predictions are scary. Sometimes those predictions are so scary that we respond blonde in ways that are more akin to survival instinct. Then they are to whatever's actually getting ready to happen. Our responses assist to anxiety are often way out of proportion to the real consequence of this thing even in its worst case scenario and most often worst-case scenarios are fairly rare. And so we try to seek information. Sometimes not all the time. Certainly as we've mentioned information-gathering can gathering is a core function of most developers roles. But sometimes we seek information. Because we're scared we want to reduce starring Zaidi and we live under the illusion that we can do that by finding information and therefore somehow gathering during certainty. And if you've listened to this episode this far you're probably nodding your head because you've probably experienced this exact thing. This happens on teams. It happens to individuals and it happens. Even in large groups of people entire cultures our brains means seek binary solutions we want things to be completely solved and solving something completely is much more valuable to us than solving it to a ninety nine percent level. And so if you've ever experienced this feeling on a team you know it goes something like this. You're not really sure how long something is going to take. And your manager may be pressuring you to figure out you need to figure out how to do this thing and you need to tell. Tell me how long it's going to take and so you get together and you try together to figure out how long it's going to take you break it down into its smallest just pieces you try to account for the unknowns and in the end you make some best guestimation about how long something's going to you take very often. Even these best guests. Estimations are way off now. That doesn't mean necessarily that trying to gather that information his in vain but we need to understand our motivations and a realistic picture of the simple reality and this is kind of the difficult thing to accept the the hard the hard truth for today's episode. The reality is that you will never unfortunately have complete eight certainty. This is really kind of a philosophy question at its core because it's difficult to know what it means to be certain. The certainty is the ability to know what's going to happen in the future and that's really kind of the specific thing that you can have certainty about is what's going to happen in the future and philosophically speaking. You may even be able to extend this to say you don't really even have certainty about what's happened in the past part of this is simply because of the vast amount of information that you don't have about your existence about the world around you about the universe about even the small details about What you're working on the amount of information that you don't have exponentially early outpaces the amount of information that you do have and so if you want to have certainty and you need to understand how so all of that information works together and on top of that you have to be able to predict what is fundamentally random so many events are I'm predictable in our lives very often? Those random moments those random events in our lives that are unpredictable shape shape so much of the other events in our lives and so we have to make good guesses sometimes in the face of uncertainty. The important thing here is to recognize. There's a break between clarity and certainty. These things are not the same. You can have clarity without having certainty. You can have clarity for example about the fact that you will not have one hundred percent uncertainty right. So it's important to recognize that these two concepts are separate and that as you gather information that your information gathering should be pointed pointed at creating clarity without seeking the illusion of certainty and by asking yourself what you will do with your newfound clarity. That's a more tactical response. And that's how you can actually use that time in that energy in finding that information mation most effectively if the problem at a fundamental level is based on fear and gathering information is only stopgap. It's a temporary solution. Fear is something that has to be dealt with in a different way entirely. Of course that's outside of the scope of this episode of developer. It's something that we may talk about in the future. So if you'd like to hear US talking about fear than a couple of things number one don't miss out on those conversations nations go ahead and subscribe as we already mentioned earlier in the show but secondly reach out to me you can find me on twitter at at Developer T. My personal twitter is at j Cottrell. That's let's the letter J. C. U. T. R. E. L. L. and you can also email me a developer t at g mail DOT COM. Today's episode is a part of the SPEC network head suspect that if undefined other shows episodes from developer T. Thank you so much for listening to today's episode. Today's episode is produced by Sarah Jackson. My name is Jonathan Cottrell and until next time. Enjoy your teeth.