@obnoxiousbee actually it WAS spelt that way before the 1700s. When the singular was spelt turky. When the spelling shifted to turkey, I suppose people felt the plural should be like keys, monkeys etc.
@gunner I've been using Java since the 90s (as well as other languages). I think it's a good choice of language to learn first. It's one of the least "idiomatic" programming languages: where many languages have different "styles" meaning the same algorithm can be expressed different ways, in Java there's generally just one sensible way to do things. Some programmers find this boring, but it does mean you can look at pretty much any Java code and very readily understand it.
@obnoxiousbee I’m not sure, but I am sure that the second gayest thing is going to be very much less gay than that.
Also the Art Institute has an outrageously fabulous collection, consider sashaying round the that at some point.
Reading "The Art of Memoir" by Mary Kerr - such vivid writing. There's a short chapter on the importance of telling the truth. It was written in 2015, just before the big Russian onslaught against truth of 2016. I bet the chapter will be expanded if the book ever gets revised. It's the biggest problem of this decade, if not this century.
Just came across the phrase ‘tractor beam’ in a non-sci-fi book. What a weird notion to have passed into the cultural consciousness. A beam is made of things you project away from yourself, and the idea that this could cause a high mass object to go in the opposite direction is patently magical-realism.
Interesting historical factoids
@ed1conf that's not a factoid, it's an ADM-3A