It would seem that we’re over-using some words these days. Each year Lake Superior State University compiles a list of words that are voted on for over-use. These words are then listed as “banned”. While they’re not actually banned words, they are just used much too often and become annoying to enough people to get…

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So, not too long ago I came across this article from NPR. The title of the article poses a particularly interesting question, at least to anthropologists, “Can Photos Save A Vanishing Culture?” The idea of “vanishing” cultures has been plaguing anthropologists since the field came into existence in the 19th century. The goal of anthropology…

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