A road sign for the labourer.

During our recent visit to the UK, I snap a photo of a road sign (see below). It catches my eye because British English is so delightful, with so many common words just different enough from my Canadian dialect that I have to do a little interpreting. Instead of 'no waiting or overtaking', I note, Canadians…

Hobbes’ Humility Check

Lately I've been troubled by laughing-at-stupid-people infotainment, especially in partisan news media, and on both sides of the political spectrum. I'd like to watch a broadcast that doesn't devolve into some version of nanny-nanny-poo-poo-you-have-stinky-pants. That the anchor wears a suit and tie, frowns, and speaks solemnly makes the content no less snide. But from my armchair,…