The entertainment industry understands the difference between fantasy and reality. It is the difference between “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Taste.” One is a piece of fiction and the other is real people doing real things and experiencing real emotions. If, in “The Big Bang Theory” a mistake is made in the filming they can […]
REALITY: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
The noise, the crowds, the excitement, the food, the drinks, the music, the awards ceremonies, TV trucks from all over the world, interviews on every corner, and personalities willing to sign autographs. It is magical. It is the Olympics. But then comes the hard part. A closing ceremony, the passing of the Olympic flag […]
There are lots and lots of examples out there to explain the meaning of the word counter-intuitive. Many of them are funny. Some not so funny. The word is a portmanteau (two words combined to make one word), merging counter (meaning against) and intuitive (meaning the use of the mind to determine something.) If something […]
PHONEUR: A person, especially a pedestrian, who interacts with or engages the world mostly through a mobile phone
To intentionally obfuscate an issue is to do something that makes it nearly impossible for someone to see the point clearly. It is to insert fogginess into something that should be quite clear. It is a malicious act to confuse and bewilder someone. Obfuscation is a word which comes from “late Latin,” that segment of […]