I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of reskinning some of my assignments and classroom resources to feature fictional characters who would guide students through various activities. I “piloted” one such assignment in my first-year Old Testament course, and it seemed to go over well. But I’m curious as to what Higgaion readers might think.
If you’re frustrated with your attempts at right-to-left text processing on a Macintosh, the problem may lie in your keyboard layout. For quite a while now, I’ve been using the Biblical Hebrew keyboard layout prepared by Tiro Typeworks and distributed by the Society of Biblical Literature. Two or three days ago, though, I discovered that the vast majority of my frustrations with right-to-left text processing on a Macintosh were caused by using the Tiro keyboard layout.
When the shampoo bottle says “Lather. Rinse. Repeat,” we don’t spend the rest of our lives in the shower. We infer that it means “repeat once.” And we know how to interpret ambiguous headlines such as “Kids Make Nutritious Snacks,” “Prostitutes Appeal to Pope,” and “British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands” … (Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate)