Haters, Baiters & Ratiocinators

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English is full of words like ratiocination, great lego-blocks where two or three chunks combine to form a user friendly, tasty Yorkie bar of a word. It’s no surprise that ratiocinate is, according to the dictionary, a mid-17th century word, for it’s logical construction fitted a time when an insistence on empirically based reason and judgement would usher in the Age of Reason, away from the dark years of superstition.


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