A Hairsplitter’s Odyssey

A Hairsplitter’s Odyssey

Nerding out with words that are often mixed up. Or that you never really thought about how their meanings really differ. What’s the difference between a maze and a labyrinth? Between modernity and modernism? Between an autocrat, a despot, tyrant and a dictator?

From Weekly Filet #486, in April 2024.

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