Did you know what when you shake a ketchup bottle you’re practicing thixotropy?
That the ancient Greeks made themselves look less ancient by inventing moisturizer?
But the solution is simple: a good shake, and it pours like a liquid—a thixotropic liquid.
Just what happens isn’t completely understood, but the violence somehow eases the molecular entanglements, allowing the gel to liquefy, at least until the motion ceases.
It precluded, in particular, the use of the word “gender,” as applied today. We often used etymological dictionaries to assure that words we used were in use in 1949 and have the same meaning today as then.
Nor did we update her language by making it gender-sensitive.
Beauvoir respected French grammar: “le masculin l’emporte sur le feminine” (the masculine takes precedence over the feminine); so did we.Margaret Simons, one of the great experts of Simone de Beauvoir from the University of Southern Illinois, brought the issue of the faulty translation to the attention of the public as early as 1983 in a path-breaking article, “The Silencing of Simone de Beauvoir: Guess What’s Missing from The Second Sex”, and then in a book, Beauvoir and The Second Sex.Thus, a new translation of this seminal work had been ardently desired and awaited for many years, above all by academics who have been using and teaching the first translation and who have long been very dissatisfied with it.Using a Q&A format, it explains the world through science, and science through our common experience. He writes a weekly column in The Gazette, hosts the Dr. He writes a weekly column in The Gazette, hosts the Dr. But the solution is simple: a good shake, and it pours like a liquid—a thixotropic liquid.There are sections on diet and nutrition, new drugs, and the dubious claims made for alternative remedies and beauty potions. Just what happens isn’t completely understood, but the violence somehow eases the molecular entanglements, allowing the gel to liquefy, at least until the motion ceases.
Ketchup isn’t the only substance that exhibits such behaviour. Thrashing about in it increases the danger of sinking because the movement causes the sand-water mixture to become more liquid.