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  • Texting abbreviations and symbols
    Texting abbreviations and symbols
    Do you get confused with all the abbreviations and symbols people use when texting? Well here is everything you need to know to decipher what the person is really trying to say.TEXT MEANING#:-) Smiling with a fur hat%- ) Confused or merry%-(...
  • Hashtag
    Hash, pound, number... and fields?
    It's in the public eye more than ever. With social networks such as Facebook and Twitter (and their related integrations on a myriad of other websites), the mysterious symbol has arguably become a part of the human consciousness either due to...
  • Bible
    The Bible's use of language
    The universe was created in seven days. The flood covered the whole world after forty days and forty nights. The Holy Spirit descended like a dove.Are these literal tales or metaphorical? Does the Bible tell a chronicle of events?In some cases the...
  • Ampersand
    The 27th 'letter' of the alphabet
    Schools—and schools of thought—across America would be quite surprised to discover that not too long ago, the English alphabet consisted of 27 characters instead of the widely accepted 26. Furthermore, the exiled symbol isn't a...
  • 9/11 Firemen
    Remember September 11, 2001
    September 11, 2001 in New York City began as any other day; full of contagious energy punctuated by the sounds of traffic, footfalls, and voices. In a span of several hours, the Big Apple would be stripped of that energy and become home to one of...
  • Dental Caduceus
    The medical symbol: a Pagan symbol
    Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital is one of the major hospitals in Greensboro, North Carolina. When heading into the hospital, whether it be on the walls, the scrubs, the name tags, the paperwork, or the charts, you will see the Caduceus; the...
  • Our tendency to make moral judgments based on symbolic rather than actual harm
    Our tendency to make moral judgments based on symbolic rather than actual harm
    Julie and Mark are brother and sister. They are traveling together in France on summer vacation from college. One night they are staying alone in a cabin near the beach. They decide that it would be interesting and fun if they tried making love....
  • SA Fire 31 design
    Semi-nude lady design offered online as new symbol of local fire station
    A design, depicting a semi-nude woman allegedly representing a symbol for San Antonio Fire Station #31 posted on the Internet recently to solicit money for T-shirts, beverage koozies and other items, has caught the attention of fire department...