TELEGNOSIS [tell-e-NO-sis]: learning from afar, intelligence which is seemingly beyond human capabilities


Lots of new words are cropping up all the time in this cybernetic age.   The speed and abundance of discoveries in the world of technology means the necessity of creating language to describe the phenomenon. Such is the word telegnosis. Its roots are ancient, found in the Greek language, where tele is a prefix referring […]

AUGUR (verb): forecast or foretell

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Augur is one of those words that I can easily confuse with its homonym auger.  I can remember the horrible day when I heard the word auger for the first time.  A little girl in my hometown was missing.  Our Boy Scout troop joined hundreds of volunteers to search for her.  A rescue team decided to […]