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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Nothing like a little research to get your blood pumping


Last updated 3/5/2021 at 10:16am

Nerds look things up, that’s who we are — sometimes that more for worse than for better.

It started with “confab,” as in this simple reply: “That sounds fun, but John and I will have to confab on this before we commit to anything.” And all of a sudden, I realized that I don’t really use the term “confab” in everyday speaking and felt I needed to make sure I was using it correctly. Also, it sounded like an abbreviation of a longer word, like confabulation, so obviously I had to fire up two windows for two Google searches.

That all sounds innocently nerdy enough, right? An...

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