Just Plain WEIRD #2

How COVID-19 is changing the English language

The coronavirus forced the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary to break with tradition. Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; dictionary photo by Spauln via Getty Images and model of COVID-19 by fpm/iStock via Getty Images , CC BY-SA – By Roger J. Kreuz, …

 

The Flight Goes Nowhere. And It’s Sold Out.

People who miss flying are rushing to buy tickets for flights that land in the same place they depart from. On an in-flight screen, a map of a recent flight-to-nowhere trip on Royal Brunei Airlines.Credit…Nadzri Harif – By Tariro Mzezewa 2020 Sep 19 …

Heard about the “waiting package” phishing scam?

Heard about the “waiting package” phishing scam? – By Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC – Phishing scams can be hard to spot. For example, we’ve been hearing about one where people get a text message saying that there’s a package waiting for …