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Heavy Metal Umlaut, The Movie | Jön Üdell
"An unlikely topic for a scholarly treatise"
music  video  silly  words 
6 weeks ago by gominokouhai
University of Haifa Researchers Decipher One of the Last Two Remaining Unpublished Qumran Scrolls | אוניברסיטת חיפה
The Dead Sea Scrolls are still yielding secrets---and that's a lot of information they've got out of a handful of scraps. The bit about linguistic obfuscation as a marker of social status is particularly interesting.
words  woo  language  writing  narrative  history 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
The (almost) complete history of 'fake news' | BBC News
"'If someone starts calling a telephone a banana, and has a very big megaphone, doesn't mean that the rest of us should stop calling a telephone a telephone.'" He literally said.
words  language  journalism  churnalism  news  drumpf  futurism  theBenefitsOfAClassicalEducation 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
"The fact that we have to stretch English usage to find words like illth and bads with which to name the negative consequences of production that should be subtracted from the positive consequences, is indicative of our having ignored the realities for which these words are the necessary names."
economics  ecology  words  etymology  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
november 2017 by gominokouhai
Wordlady: National Glamour Day
TIL: "grammar" and "glamour" (in both senses) are cognate. I feel much more stylish now. And it's all Walter Scott's fault.
words  etymology  grammar  scotland 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
World Wide Words: Mooreeffoc
"the queerness of things that have become trite, when they are seen suddenly from a new angle".
words  language  zeitgeisty 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own...
writing  words  language 
december 2015 by gominokouhai
15 Colorful Entries From Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words
Note in partick'lar item #15. Internet is just now catching up with my status as thirteen-year-old fount of all trivia on the school bus.
words  writing 
january 2013 by gominokouhai

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