By Charles Wheelan
Refreshingly sincere recommendation and observations on happiness, luck, and the realm lurking past the campus gates.
Modeled on Charles Wheelan’s 2011 category Day Speech at Dartmouth university, this choice of refreshingly sincere suggestion and observations is the antidote to these cotton-candy platitudes which are all too widely used to someone who’s ever worn a mortarboard. Armed with a PhD in public coverage, a long time of expertise in social technology study, and—perhaps such a lot important—good-natured humor, Wheelan bargains up 10½ head-turning aphorisms on happiness and luck that any one staring down the barrel of commencement must listen yet most likely hasn’t heard but. Celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Peter Steiner provides a marginally of caprice along with his irreverent illustrations sprinkled all through. 15 illustrations
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Morfar, farfar and mormor are also available, for the other grandparents. 11 The spoils of defeat Channel Island Norman Britain has been conquered many times over. Napoleon and Hitler failed, it’s true, but before them was a long line of invaders who came to dominate large parts of the island both politically and culturally. And while their political power waned after a time, their cultural staying power proved to be impressive: Britain owes its linguistic diversity largely to having lost so many battles.
Maint (‘many’), a word tainted with Germanic ancestry, was eclipsed by beaucoup. Long-forgotten words were extracted from classical Latin texts and given new life. Célèbre, génie and patriotique may seem like typically French words, but were in fact imported straight from Latin only at this later stage in the development of the language. The Latin masticare (‘chew’), which had developed via ‘rustic Roman’ into mâcher, was now revived as mastiquer. Fragilis (‘breakable’), which had been reduced to frêle, was reborn as fragile.
Vilnius is the birthplace of Marija Gimbutas (1921–1994), a linguist who, in the 1950s, came up with the so-called ‘Kurgan hypothesis’, which located the speakers of PIE in the vast steppes north of the Black and Caspian seas (today’s Ukraine and southern Russia) around 3700 BC. ‘Kurgan’ is a Turkic word for a tumulus, and is applied to ancient burial mounds that are found all over this region. Gimbutas proposed that the culture that produced some of these mounds – a culture sufficiently developed to have tamed horses and even ridden chariots – would have been the source of PIE.