Sunday, June 21, 2015

On This, The First Day of Summer

Time for ice cream
Ah, glorious Juuuuune....

The importance of the word "father":

That’s when Sir William Jones, a British language scholar and judge who had been posted to Calcutta, suggested in a speech to the Asiatic Society that the classical Indian language Sanskrit had such strong similarities to classical Latin and Greek that
no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists; there is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible, for supposing that both the Gothic and the Celtic, though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanskrit; and the old Persian might be added to the same family.
The similarities could be seen when comparing Sanskrit to various Latin and Greek words, but they were most striking when all three languages overlapped, as they did for the word father ...

Darth Father

Patron saints of fathers whose paternal loads were arguably more weighty but rewarding.

Historical photographs of dads.

Parenting advice from Homer Simpson.

Public service announcement: Shark Week arrives earlier this year.

Camping hacks for your summer getaway.

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