Is the Ocracoke Brogue, a dialect spoken on the outer banks of South Carolina, related to the English of Shakespeare? Source: More on the Ocracoke Brogue I’m very excited to have found your blog. My WordPress profile “About” will explain why. I would like your opinion of my effort to devise a phonetic system using… Read More More on the Ocracoke Brogue
One Morning’s Internet Offerings ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr For the (self-syled) scholar, learning never ends. Or, one should hope so. Today’s surfing-of-the-web (what an archaic term, eh?) yielded these two gems: Adapting indigenous people’s “illiterate” memory methods to modern scholarship: http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/this-ancient-mnemonic-technique-builds-a-palace-of-memory Following the link in that article to the illustration of a memory device called… Read More Scholarship | One Morning’s Internet Offerings
Are Tattoos Just “Fashionable”? © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr Today, my friend, former writing professor, and sometimes collaborator, Manfred Wolf retweeted: To which I replied: This little Twitter-exchange sparked a whole series of other thoughts about fashion itself and the subject of “tattooing the body,” including my limited knowledge of its history. I know that… Read More Rhetoric | Are Tattoos Just “Fashionable” ?