What is ‘Best’?

‘Best’ is probably the most misused and misunderstood word in the English language. We often hear people refer to various things as being ‘best’ with people taking them to mean ‘only’, when really it means, all things being equal, it is superior; things, of course, are not always equal. Thus, it is true that two … Continue reading

Best And Only?

Perhaps the greatest source of conflict in the English-speaking world today is due to the peculiar way in which the meaning of ‘best’ has been conflated with that of ‘only’. It most openly appears in issues of health, such as the battle against obesity and the struggle over breastfeeding, but also lies at the heart … Continue reading