Wring out the old, ring in the new


A reminder to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.

Brings good luck.
And:
Happy (QT offers this statement without representation or warranty as to the effects or repercussions thereof upon any and all persons who might elect to celebrate the holiday as represented therein and with the understanding that any persons taking such actions without such representation or warranty do so with the express understanding that they have agreed to indemnify and hold QT harmless from the effects thereof) New Year!

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Frontiers of science


News Headline:
“As a rough year ends, we turn to the cosmos for some perspective.”
The perspecitive is that human history–all its art and science and philosophy, all its hopes and  dreams and glories–amounts to a trillionth of a billionth of a second of next to nothing.
Thanks.
Feel better now.

And Happy New Year!

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“Gunshot victim remains hospitalized in El Paso.”
Gary Duffala, a Rio Rancho, N.M., reader, writes:
“Why would they hospitalize the remains?”
News Headline: “The most unique crowd-funded gadgets of 2016.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“Is it time for a reminder that there are no degrees of uniqueness?”
Yes.
And most important, can it be time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that there is no such word as “importantly,” as in, “most importantly”?
And that the same goes for “firstly,” “secondly” and “thirdly”?
And so on and so forthly?
Evidently.

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