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Grammar rules are an invention. It’s time to stop taking them so seriously.

Once upon a time, there were no grammar rules and writers were free to experiment with punctuation as they saw fit. It wasn’t until the late 1700s that grammar books became popular (and lucrative), …
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Why Adolphe Sax’s Musical Invention Wasn’t Taken Seriously

It took decades—a century even, depending how you count—for Adolphe Sax’s invention to take its place in history. The Belgian instrument maker, born 201 years ago, on Nov. 6, 1814, patented the saxophone in the 1840s. The new instrument, with a …
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