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- Christianity Crisis - 2,296 words
... ss supportive of traditional parenting skills. This is especially true of younger evangelicals, for example, who tend to share society's view that a working mother can have just as secure a relationship with a child as a mother who does not work. A culture of traditional, shared meanings is strained by the explosion of new symbols generated by modernity and supported by the mass media. Words traditionally deemed to be profane or vulgar are now commonplace. Even the accepted definitions of life and death have been reinterpreted by modern symbolic meanings. The person is left to choose among the offered symbols and the cultural lifestyles they represent. A Crisis of Concepts In a tradition ...
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- Corporate Governance - 1,378 words
Corporate Governance CORPORATE GOVERNANCE The Oxford English Dictionary defines 'governance' as 'the act, manner, fact or function of governing, sway, control'. 'To govern' is 'to rule with authority', 'to exercise the function of government', 'to sway, rule, influence, regulate, determine', 'to conduct oneself in some way; curb, bridle (one's passions, oneself)', or 'to constitute a law for'. Governing is, therefore, a whole range of actions, initiatives and response patterns - from rule through influence to self-control and self-regulation. By inference it includes 'driving' as well as 'steering'. Therefore, in seeking to define governance and the purpose it is to acheive, it is necessary ...
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- Crying Of Lot 49 - 1,920 words
Crying Of Lot 49 Exploring thermodynamic entropy and information theory clarifies the ambiguous relationship between Oedipa Maas, Maxwell's Demon and the Tristero System in The Crying of Lot 49. Through a convoluted, chaotic adventure leading to disorder, Oedipa searches for the truth about Tristero, hoping it will save her from her tower of imprisonment (Pynchon, 11). Pynchon dangles this elusive message over Oedipa's head until she discovers Tristero's meaning. However, interference from thermodynamic entropy and the entropy of information theory prevent the message from being transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver. Thermodynamics deals with the changes that occur in a system if ...
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- Euthanasia - 1,496 words
Euthanasia Euthanasia, specifically voluntary euthanasia has been a taboo subject for many decades in this, and other countries. Euthanasia, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary - bringing about of this, especially in the case of incurable and painful disease- comes from the Greek word euthanatos, meaning - a gentle and easy death. It is commonly known as death with dignity given to those who want the choice to die. No one can prevent death. The can only prolong it. Many people solicit their physicians to aid in the quick and easy death. Doctors, aware of ethics of their chosen profession, and consequences of their actions, especially malpractice suits, often refuse the request (www.e ...
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- Evolution Of Profanity - 1,419 words
Evolution of Profanity The evolution of written profanity began roughly in the sixteenth century, and continues to change with each generation that it sees. Profanity is recognized in many Shakespearean works, and has continually evolved into the profane language used today. Some cuss words have somehow maintained their original meanings throughout hundreds of years, while many others have completely changed meaning or simply fallen out of use. William Shakespeare, though it is not widely taught, was not a very clean writer. In fact, he was somewhat of a potty mouth. His works encompassed a lot of things that some people wish he had not. "That includes a fair helping of sex, violence, crime, ...
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- For My Word Search On Babble, I Found Some Very Interesting Information About The Word And Also Ran Into Some Difficulty I Th - 1,671 words
For my word search on babble, I found some very interesting information about the word and also ran into some difficulty. I think the biggest dilemma I encountered was the fact that my word was not listed in the Readers Guide to Periodical Literature. I visited three different locations for this specific book to locate my word in. I went to the Bay View library, the East Providence Weaver library, and the Providence Public library. However, my word was not listed in any of the books. I think that the most interesting part of all of this was the fact that there was not a single one of my synonyms listed either. Strange! The first reference I used was The American Heritage Dictionary of the En ...
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- Freedom Today - 748 words
Freedom Today Freedom Today What exactly is freedom today and how does it affect us? The Oxford English Dictionary defines freedom as The state of being able to act without hindrance or restraint, liberty of action (524). More often than not, people do not take the time to realize all of the freedoms in existence around the world today. Bronislaw Malinowski states that Freedom is the most dynamic, essential, and general factor in the problems of to-day (22). Take a moment and realize the importance of freedom based upon the many struggles today and in the past for this ideal. Many major campaigns, wars, and conflicts have been driven by the conquest for freedom. The definition of freedom can ...
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- Hidden Threads - 2,295 words
... supportive of traditional parenting skills. This is especially true of younger evangelicals, for example, who tend to share society's view that a working mother can have just as secure a relationship with a child as a mother who does not work. A culture of traditional, shared meanings is strained by the explosion of new symbols generated by modernity and supported by the mass media. Words traditionally deemed to be profane or vulgar are now commonplace. Even the accepted definitions of life and death have been reinterpreted by modern symbolic meanings. The person is left to choose among the offered symbols and the cultural lifestyles they represent. A Crisis of Concepts In a traditional ...
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- Ironies Of Life - 663 words
Ironies Of Life Ironies Of Life Irony is a word that has been around in my life since I was six years old. I remember it exactly, the day that the word entered my vocabulary. My mom and I were driving to my grandmas house and I was reading a Calvin and Hobbes comic from the paper earlier that morning. Calvin had been saving a snowball in the freezer for 4 months and was going to use it. He snuck up on his nemesis, Suzy, and threw it as hard as he could, and missed. He goes into hysterics, wondering how he could have missed that perfect shot, while, at the same time Suzy is scooping up the pile of snow lying in front of her. Calvin turns in time to see Suzy grinning as she hurls it in his fac ...
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- John Miltons Paradise Lost - 1,797 words
... ons) at work throughout the poem. One question may occur in regard to the second of these: is it valour and courage that Satan and his followers showed in fighting the War in Heaven with God? Of course, we may have a bit of trouble thinking of Satan as showing courage and valour. But it may be the words themselves and modern connotations connected with them that cause the difficulty. When examined more closely, there seems to be little difficulty. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, valour means "the quality of mind which enables a person to face danger with boldness or firmness; courage or bravery, especially as shown in warfare or conflict"; courage is defined as "that quality ...
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- Judgments And Antigone - 1,281 words
Judgments and Antigone Throughout history mankind has always been faced with judgments. According the Oxford English Dictionary, judgment means "the mental ability to form an opinion" (AHD, 454). We are forced to make decisions based on our "mental opinions." Then, ones actions are based on mental opinions which are judged by other people. Then there is the inevitable justification of these actions by other people or the person themselves. According the Oxford English Dictionary, justify means "to demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken)" (456). Once those actions are justified, they are considered morally and legally acceptable and are therefore are left alone. However, man ...
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- My Niggas Some Niggas That You Dont Wanna Try - 1,440 words
"My niggas. Some niggas that you dont wanna try. My niggas. Some niggas thats really do or die. My niggas. Aint no longer living a lie. My niggas is stong. My niggas is real." Does this artist use the word nigger in the same way that racists have and still are? The answer to this question is a simple one- no. Todays urban society have changed, not only the definition, but also the spelling of this word, which was once used to belittle those of African-American decent. Now, the definition as proved through todays urban youth holds many denotations- positive and negative. But has the definition really changed? Or are todays urban society just being ignorant and socially blinded by the hardship ...
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- Profanity Essay - 1,982 words
Profanity Essay Free Swiss Anti-Wrinkle Cream. You Won't Believe Your Eyes! Profanity Essay "Money doesnt talk, it swears." Many of the most brilliant minds throughout time have used profanity. Shakespeares best works were revised and edited in order to remove the numerous curse words or obscene phrases he included. The harmless use of profanity in an informal setting should not be penalized, by the assignment of an essay. Profanity continuously to evolves, and has a very rich and interesting history. The system of assigning essays for the use of profanity is ineffective and counter productive. "When angry, count four; when very angry, swear." The evolution of profanity began in the sixteent ...
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- Professor And The Madman - 423 words
Professor And The Madman In The Professor and the Madman, the author, Simon Winchester, does an excellent job of paralleling the history of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary with a touching story of friendship between the dictionarys editor, Professor Murray, and a notable contributor to the dictionary, Dr. Minor. Simon Winchester provides an interesting background as to how the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the worlds greatest books, came to existence. He includes a genealogy of the lives of the two main characters, Dr. Minor, who is in a mental institution for killing a man, and Professor Murray, a dedicated editor to the Oxford English Dictionary. Winchester also includes a ...
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- Psychology: Denial - 1,331 words
Psychology: Denial Introduction So you don't think that you are an alcoholic. Chances are that you are not, but this is the thought that many who are unknowingly addicted to alcohol or other mind-altering agents. This denial barrier is the first of many hurdles to overcome when they are identified as having an addiction disorder. Although all denial isn't bad most of the time, addicts are often the last to recognize their disease, pursuing their addictions into mental illness, the degeneration of health, and ultimately death. This paper will explain the concept of denial, its consequences, and the implications it has for nursing care. Review of Literature and Knowledge Base What is denial? D ...
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- Support - 506 words
Support Statement Of Purpose The purpose of this speech is to inform my audience of three kinds of "Support" and how "Support" can lead to success. Outline I. There is three kinds of "support". A. Emotional (Mental) support 1. To emotionally support someone you would have to be supportive for that someone at all times, and let that person know that you support him or her. B. Physical support 1. Physical support can be a leg on a table or a mother's hand on the back of an infant's neck. 2. Anything that holds or sustains weight. C. Financial support 1. You can financially support a person or an organization by providing money, food, clothes or services. II. How support can lead to success. A. ...
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- The Professor And The Madman - 801 words
The Professor And The Madman The Professor and the Madman, written by Simon Winchester, is a biography about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Winchester, who is an author, journalist, broadcaster and foreign correspondent, has written for many magazines and newspapers distributed worldwide. In an interview between Winchester and a host of C-SPAN, Winchester was asked where the idea for the book came, he replies Well, it came to me in a rather bizarre way. I was reading a book on lexicography in the bath one morning, as one does, I suppose, just before breakfast, and it was a book--a wonderful book called Chasing The Sun by a man called Jonathan Green. And it had a reference--it s ...
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- Twelfth Night And Fools - 1,300 words
Twelfth Night And Fools A fool can be defined in many meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles. The word could mean "a silly person", or "one who professionally counterfeits folly for the entertainment of others, a jester, clown" or "one who has little or no reason or intellect" or "one who is made to appear to be a fool" (word originated from North Frisian). In english literature, the two main ways which the fool could enter imaginative literature is that "He could provide a topic, a theme for mediation, or he could turn into a stock character on the stage, a stylized comic figure". In William Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown is not th ...
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