Words of the Day

The work amok originally came from Malay, it was a term that meant “engaging furiously in battle, attacking with desperate resolution, or rushing in a state of frenzy to the commission of indiscriminate murder.” It was also used by the British to describe the Malay natives.

An Economist article discusses, inter alia, a dispute between Malaysia about whether the causeway connecting Malaysia to Singapore should be replaced by a bridge. What is the difference between a causeway and a bridge? How can you tell when a driving surface over water is a causeway and not a bridge? Vice versa?