I hear people saying things like ‘I don’t have a choice in the matter’ or ‘I have no choice but to do X’. It might be my literal thinking but I’m pretty sure those statements are wrong. I think what they really mean is that they don’t like the choices or there are no choices […]

D is for Demand.

D is for Demand. A demand is an insistent and peremptory (good word, it means insisting on immediate attention or obedience) request. Basically, anything that someone has ordered to be done right away with no choice of inaction. It seems that the word demand is synonymous to obedience (and people wonder why we resist). To […]