Monthly Archives: August 2014

Two Things That Annoy Me About English

First, there is no canonical term for the second person plural. Much odd the US, outside the Northeast, uses ‘Y’all’. This does the trick, but is low status. Even lower is an alternative, ‘Yous guys’, which still makes me shudder, … Continue reading

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Who Robin Williams Was

When I was 14 years old, I went on location to film Mrs. Doubtfire for five months, and my high school was not happy. My job meant an increased workload for teachers, and they were not equipped to handle a … Continue reading

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Hard to be small, hard to be big.

Ryan Decker, John Haltiwanger, Ron Jarmin, and Javier Miranda write, the typical young firm (as captured by the median) exhibits little or no growth even conditional on survival…however, among all the young firms, a few do exhibit very high rates … Continue reading

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