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Quotation, n: The Act of Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another*

I once heard a professor quip that “to win a debate in any given subject, you needn’t be correct; you need only be able to quote the most authorities on the matter.” I frankly hope that isn’t the case, but his point is well taken. We love a good quote. We plaster them on our walls, our Facebook pages, the bumpers of our cars, and in nearly every paper we write. Often we use quotations in order to show our agreement or disagreement with someone of some sort of authority or renown. Many of us use quote from poems, novels, or biographies to stir emotion, inspiration, or insight.

I was recently asked to cite my favorite quote. Feeling a bit bookish at the time, I chose one of the more obvious, albeit poignant, quotes from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. More...

I Am Dan. (Who Are You?)

Have you taken a personality test recently? Did you find it accurate/helpful?  Share your results with us!

What are you like? If I were to ask you to take the time to stop and think for just a few minutes about a few of your friends, professors, co-workers, and your boss, what words would you use to describe them? Have you given any thought at all to the personality traits of those people around you? What would they say makes you you? More...

You Flaunted It!

Pumpkin carving? Group costumes? Decorations? You showed us your best Halloween Instagrams, and the votes are in!

We announced our Flaunt Your Haunt contest in mid-October asking participants to send us Instagram pics of their Halloween spirit -- and the entries were great!

The contest included four categories:

  1. Individual costume
  2. Group costume
  3. Pumpkin carving
  4. Decorations

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