By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: We should re-learn how to use our words


Last updated 1/29/2021 at 10:47am

I think we’re in trouble when the phrase “everything old is new again” applies to the writing of instruction manuals.

Prehistoric drawings all over the world show images of all types of animals that lived in the region when the paintings were made – and we’re talking 20,000 to 100,000 years ago, maybe more. Those paintings serve as Basic Hunting 101 instructions for hunter gatherers: We need to eat. Go to the “store.” Kill one of these.

Of course, some of the paintings show the animals with a human form laying flat out on the ground near it. That, of course, is the instructi...

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