How to Say ‘Dude’ in the Dark

When you’re in a dark room, you might need a little extra help.Take this quote from a New Yorker article, which shows how to say “Dude” in the dark without getting your face in the way.A lot of people do it wrong.We’ve got the quote from an Englishman, who wrote […]

What does ‘fear’ mean?

Quote of the day: What does fear mean?The Economist magazine is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special edition of the best quotes of the past 50 years.This year’s edition is based on the editors’ selection of some of the most memorable quotes from the magazine’s past 50 editions.“It was […]

Why does my phone ring?

A man in a Russian village is trying to get rid of a noise he feels is coming from his phone.His neighbors are complaining about it.And there’s nothing they can do.The man is Dmitry Zaitsev, a farmer from the village of Rota in western Russia.He doesn’t want the noise.But his […]

How to get to 100% coverage

“They had me on the air all day,” said Dr. John D. Dittman, the author of “Beware the Boss: The Science of Managing Stress in Business.”“And I remember being on the road all day with them and seeing the way that I was being handled.It was really a little overwhelming, […]

How to use direct quotations

ORWELL, N.C. — When you write a book or a movie, you’re usually quoting an author.It’s the only way to get a sense of an author’s thoughts.And in fact, the direct quotation is one of the most commonly used ways to convey the same idea.But in the world of literature, […]