What do you say…

to a young man in a grocery store wearing a black t-shirt that says “F**K off and die”? So, what do you wear when you’re in a bad mood? Is this your outfit for picking up women?

In football there’s something called the “prevent defense.” Had I not read The Language Instinct, by Steven Pinker, I probably would not have noticed that people place the accent on the first syllable of “prevent”, where as when the word is used as a verb, the second syllable is accented. “Permit” is similar. As a verb, the accent is on the second syllable, but as a noun, the accent is on the first. Hmm. What would Pinker say about this?

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