Melted Dead Dinosaurs or Super Heated Sand?

Dishwasher full and running — I need a cold drink after working in the yard. My wife offers me one of the kids’ plastic cups — I choose a half-size juice glass telling her I prefer super heated sand over melted dead dinosaurs. Married readers will be quite familiar with the look she gave me.

It did get a laugh (eventually) and a suggestion that it was a great article title. So here it is. This kind of labeling is fundamental to data analysis. What you call something influences your perception. I won’t get into the current political circus, but you can see…