Critical Linking: March 14th, 2014

 

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

It’s Friday. Not a bad time to shake off the cobwebs of a long week with a little refresher (and judging by my performance, I needed it)

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Any semi-serious Scrabble player knows that it doesn’t matter what you and your friends agree on as legitimate words — it only matters which ones are in the official Scrabbledictionary. But now, you could actually have a say on what’s in that dictionary: on Facebook, Hasbro is allowing fans to submit words that they’d like to see added to the dictionary, and one of them will be chosen for the book’s update this year.

I think I am going to nominate…..listicle.

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Ten percent of the U.S. adult population can be categorized as library lovers, while 30 percent are highly engaged with public libraries, and an additional 39 percent have a medium level of engagement with libraries, according to new metrics from Pew Research Center. 

So, 79% of Americans have at least a medium engagement with libraries? That seems pretty robust.

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 But on Wednesday, NYPL president Tony Marx announced that he was “astounded” to learn that Fields had left his organization $6 million in her will. Her executor explained the massive gift thusly: “One of her great joys was spending the weekend reading with her husband.”

Just fabulous.

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