Scrabble Fears Prove Overblown

Scrabble purists do not fear: the official rules are NOT changing. There has been much tutting among linguists since the BBC reported yesterday that license owners Mattel are to change the rules to allow proper nouns to be used for the first time. While that might produce the entertaining scenario where a player could actually […]

What Do Women Want?

Joe Quirk takes a look at the implications of evolutionary biology in the human mating ritual we call “spring break” in the article The Geek’s Guide To Getting Girls. He starts out wondering “what do women want?” I have to sigh a little every time I hear that one. Women want everything. Just like men. […]