Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for December 31, 2018 is:
hark back • \HAHRK-BAK\ • verb
1 : to turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance
2 : to go back to something as an origin or source
“In Tea With The Dames, [Maggie Smith is] joined by fellow dames Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins; the women hark back on their early roles on stage and screen, talk about their ex-husbands and marriages….” — Hunter Harris, The New York Magazine, 26 Sept. 2018
“To stay connected with senior executives, she made heavy use of WhatsApp’s group-chat function and called her group Table Talk, an effort to hark back to those early days at her kitchen table.” — Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, March 2018
Did you know?
Hark, a very old word meaning “to listen,” was used as a cry in hunting. The master of the hunt might cry “Hark! Forward!” or “Hark! Back!” The cries became set phrases, both as nouns and verbs. Thus, a “hark back” was a retracing of a route by dogs and hunters, and to “hark back” was to turn back along the path. From its use in hunting, the verb soon acquired its current figurative meanings. In time, the variants “hearken back” and “harken back” were called, and—like hark—hearken and harken can mean “to listen.” Harken, itself, is now used alone to mean “hark back.”
December 31, 2018 at 01:00PM
With the computer, you can read two versions of the passage simultaneously.
I speak English.
This is an article that is written in both Chinese and English.
With the new block editor, I can write an article in both English and Chinese.
By using the tag <div> and its style, we can divide a page into 2 columns, just like the exam papers.
This can also show the verbosity of English.
The contents in 2 columns are not all the same. There are some slight differences between the columns.
Except for the medias.
LaTeX doesn’t support Chinese, so there isn’t a way to compare.
The hyperlinks should be the same.
Now we’re aligned.
The longer content it is, the more unaligned it gets.
I don’t thnik it’s a god tinhg.
By using adverbial phrases, the whole sentence will get longer for sure.
It’s supposed to be unaligned.
But the new block editor makes it possible to do that, see?
WordPress 在一年里，出了一个 Gutenberg 编辑器。
我的 Blog 在一年里，发布了（包括这篇文章以及没发布的）601篇文章。
一周又开始了。加油工作！（由 IFTTT 发送）
December 31, 2018 at 07:00AM