The Parable of the Salad Bandage,
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The Thesaurus Is Susceptible to User Error,
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You Actually Need to Find Out What Words Mean

When I studied Spanish in high school, we had an assignment to write a recipe and present it in class. One of the recipes was for┬áHomemade Ranch Salad Bandage – you know, that white stuff you put on a salad when it skins its knee. Yes, they actually meant salad dressing. But guess what. The …