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June 18, 2020


Martin Mangold

Wonderful approach to this phrase. My takeaway definition is “idiotic observations.”

Barbara Hennessy

Thank you for the great blog on directional dyslexia. I have difficulties with left/right and routinely get lost or mess up in aerobics classes, but I am great with paper maps so I get people to tell me whether I need to go north or south, etc. To all those who are embarrassed, I say be loud and proud of your quirk. I tell all my medical caregivers and employers. They need to know in case you cannot follow instructions and much less embarrassing. Forewarned is usually forgiven.

Barbara (Bisson) Hennessy

My maiden name was Bisson (ancestors from the island of Jersey between England and France). I was also told that "Bisson" was from the French word "buisson" meaning "bush" so you may wish to check further.

Thomas Stumpf

Thanks for the illumination of "bisson conspectuities," a phrase that's fascinated me for a long time. I didn't know the textual history and would never have thought Theobald could make an inspired emendation. "Glean" is the perfect word, too, since it implies a painstaking, discerning picking out, something a bleared vision could never do.

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