A Linguistic Math Question

Here’s the question: Is it a prefix or is it a root?


Spoiler: The root is “-metry,” meaning to measure. “Geo-” is an adjectival prefix telling what is being measured.

An Old Vocabulary Joke

I’m certain that I’ve mentioned this word in the past…


…but who ever reads this whole blog? Worth repeating. I hope none of you are ever nauseous.

How many synonyms can you think of?


You know what a euphemism is, right? It’s a nice word or phrase for something nasty. Here’s a comic on the subject:


What would you say is a euphemism for vaccine hesitancy? Or would you say “vaccine hesitancy” is a euphemism for something else?

Another “Per” Mistake

Some people who can’t write well use the phrase “as per.” This is incorrect (we call it a solecism—a language mistake). “Per” means “according to,” so writing what amounts to “as according to” makes no sense.

Well, I just ran into a different goof using “per”:

Between the lines: Per to the Chamber, the average attack takes systems down for 21 days and it can take nine months or more to fully recover.


“Per to”??? Come on folks; you want to say “according to to”?

The Axios folks are pretty professional; I suspect this was a typo, and not on purpose. Still, don’t do it!

A Seldom-used Singular

I think I mentioned this once before (check the search box to find out) and I rather suspect an infant wouldn’t really know this, but it’s nicely put.


I think it’s nicely put…

Illogical, I Think

At least it’s illogical for me a tech writer:

The best way to learn about wild mushrooms is to go out with an expert or, better yet, a group of experts.

May-June Montana Outdoors, page 27

So is going out with an expert the best way or not? Maybe the writer is just being a bit (for me) too informal. Maybe it’s stream of consciousness.

How would you re-write the sentence?

Here’s a picture, from Google, of a type of mushroom pictured in the article.

Temperate Climate Permaculture: Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
Shaggy Mane. Edible.

A Missing Subjunctive and a Digression

When you make a statement that’s contrary to fact, use the subjunctive form of the verb. So in this case, he should say “Maybe if there were a loophole.”


Now for the digression:

Most people (in the US anyway) quote the golden rule as “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.”

But they have it backwards! Translating the King James into reasonably modern English, it should be “Whatever you would have others do to you, do so to them.”

I have no idea why we say it backwards. If you happen to know, put the info into the comments.

Sometimes We Don’t Need “Those”

Saying “those” when “the” will do is a pretentiousism. Here’s an example:

“As we continue to implement the Great American Outdoors Act across the Forest, our highest priorities will be those projects that reduce deferred maintenance, are ready to implement and provide the greatest immediate benefit to the public,” stated [Caribou-Targhee National Forest Branch Chief Wes] Stumbo.


Saying “will be the projects that…” is more straightforward than what’s in the quote. In fact, he could have said “…will be projects that…” because, after all, the proper emphasis is on projects, not on their decision-making process (or whatever it is that the word “those” emphasizes).

Bone Marrow Transplant- All You Need to Know

Bone marrow is defined as a spongy and soft tissue that is located inside bones. Bone marrows produce and develop maximum blood cells inside the body.


What is Bone Marrow Transplant?


Bone marrow transplant is performed on patients with severe diseases like cancers, anemia, etc. This transplant process includes few steps, like selecting and taking cells from bone marrow, filtering those cells from intoxications. Then, those cells are returned to the bone marrow of the donor or any other patients. The perception of Bone Marrow Transplant is to deliver healthy bone marrow cells to the patient while treating and killing the abnormal bone marrow cells.


Why do people need Bone Marrow Transplant?


Bone marrow transplant is performed to cure severe diseases includes varieties of cancers. You should know that when a cancer patient is going through chemotherapy, their bone marrow stem cells can get destroyed permanently due to the high radiation. The need for Bone Marrow Transplant occurs in that situation. Sometimes Bone Marrow Transplant is needed while the bone marrow gets damaged for a disease.


  1. i) A Bone Marrow Transplant helps to replace malfunctioned, damaged bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. These bone marrows can get damaged due to diseases like Leukaemia, Sickle cell anemia, etc.
  2. ii) If any patient has a disease like Hurler’s Syndrome, then the chances of Bone Marrow Transplant occur. It helps to restore the damaged bone marrow with the genetically well-functioned bone marrow. It allows the prevention of the excessive damage of the genetic disease process.

iii) Basically, bone marrow gets damaged due to high chemotherapy or radiation doses while treating malignant disease. Then Bone Marrow Transplant is done to replace the normal function of that damaged cells.

  1. iv) Bone Marrow Transplant can also be done to revive the new immune system that will provide safety to the body from Leukemia and other types of cancers.


Types of Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)


Different types of Bone Marrow transplants are available to prevent the damage of critical diseases.

  • Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant: This is a type of Bone Marrow Transplant where the donor donates the same genetic type cells as the patient. Stem cells are collected by the bone marrow harvest method. Stem cells can be taken from genetically matched donors also such as brother and sister.
  • Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant: In this BMT process, stem cells are collected from the body and returned to his body after the treatment. Bone marrow harvest or apheresis method is included in this transplant process.
  • Umbilical Cord blood transplant:In this process, the stem cells are collected from the umbilical cord after the delivery occurs. Then these cells are developed, tested, and restored till they become mature enough for transplantation.


Other perspectives


Bone Marrow Transplant is pretty effective in curing some diseases like Leukemia, Lymphomas, Immune deficiency disorder, anemia, malignant tumors, etc. But blood cancer bone marrow transplant is not applicable for all patients who are suffering from these diseases. It varies on the type and condition of certain diseases.

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How To Do A Bone Marrow Drive

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Womens Golf Polo – Keep Comfort and Style in Mind

It does not matter whether a woman is playing a game or is attending any party she will always look for style and comfort. There is a variety that is available in party wear but there is nothing to worry about as there are lots of options available in golf clothing as well.


Color options and sizes – Available


You will get to see many colors in which these womens golf polo shirts are available. So, keep on searching for it till you are successful in finding the color that you are looking for. There are vibrant and pastel colors options that are available in it. Those willing to wear a plain shirt can go for it and those willing to have some strips or designs can shop for it as per their liking and choice.


There are different sizes in which these golf polo shirts are sold. Thus, you need to be extra careful when you are placing an order online as you might sometimes end up picking the wrong size. If by chance the size that you have selected is not the one that fits you well. You can get it exchanged it from the same site. For this it is very important to read the return policy properly otherwise you will not be able to change it.


Read Reviews – To get a better idea


It is very important that you read a few reviews about the product. This will help you a lot as you will come to know what others are saying about a particular product. If the reviews of a polo shirt are not good you can drop the idea of buying it. Review and feedback of any product are always there at the end. Do not forget to read the reviews before buying as it will make your purchase a lot easier. Those willing to write reviews can also write after buying and wearing the polo shirt.


Product Description – Different for each shirt


Do read the product description properly. It will help you to know the fabric, brand, instructions to wash, size, colors available, and length of the shirt. Some women are allegoric to certain fabrics and if this is the case one should avoid buying it even if the color and styles are good. Always choose the fabric that suits your body and you are body is able to breathe in it. You can either go for a sleeveless shirt or the one with sleeves it is entirely upon you to decide. You also have to choose to go button or zip in front.


Browse a few sites – Compare prices


There are many websites that are selling different clothes meant especially womens golf skirts. So, visit these sites and then decide from which site you would like to buy. Comparing prices should be the main criteria. Sometimes the shirt that is available at a higher rate is sold at a comparatively lower rate on the site. You can also look for sites that are offering discounts on their products. Buying when a discount is offered gives satisfaction to any buyer.


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Ruffle Golf Skort

Special Tee Golf

Racerback Polo

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