So I was watching this French comedy about flat dwellers dealing with the onset of COVID (8 Rue de l'Humanité/Stuck Together - Netflix) and there's this scene where someone says le COVID and then is corrected la COVID. It made me look up - French language covid feminine vs masculine. Apparently this was decided on last year by the authorities of the language. It's, la COVID. I wonder what other languages that make the feminine masculine distinction decided.
French Linguists Conclude The Debate Over The Gender Of The Word 'COVID-19'
French linguists at the Académie Française have finally put an end to the debate of which of the definitive articles — a masculine le...
BTW, the movie was pretty funny, I laughed... a lot. Actually I cracked up a couple of times. So much that is relatable.
We often get people on the site who set goals to reach some sort of handicap threshold in a year.
Peruse this topic and you'll likely find some:
Well, "Irish Mike" Carroll of "Fit for Golf" fame (a few staff members are doing his program now) went from a 5 to scratch in under a year, and to a +1 in just over a year, and this past May he wrote up how he did it. First, he started with a poll… and then played and practiced more than the poll suggested:
He categorized his strokes gained/lost and had this to say:
He also said:
How did he work on his swing? Using the five "S" words of effective practice!
This allowed him to say (emphasis his):
All told, I encourage you to read the article.
Handicap Improvement: From 5 to +1 In One Year.
Interested in handicap improvement? Learn how I went from 5 to +1 in one year.
I am not going to meet this goal this year, as I simply haven't played much golf at all, and seldom on the back nine (where all of the birdies remain).
It's a bummer, as I set out to do this again this year, but oh well: I had a good year otherwise, and I look forward to playing a bit more golf next year.