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– Do Kindles spell doom?  David Sedaris thinks so.  (via MeFi, because the business section of the NYT is one I don’t subscribe to)

Bookseer recommends your next book.  Actually, I wasn’t very impressed with this, but I thought I’d link it for the old guy.  He’s down.

Holden Caufield is in the news a lot lately.

Article about Stephen Colbert with edits by Colbert.  Hilarious for anyone who learned editing.

A Softer World writes love poetry.  (Not embedded for more sensitive readers.)

– The 100 most beautiful words in the English language? I have to admit, I have my arguments with this list.

Real-life Moby Dick sighted.  This is even more impressive if you ever spent a month in a college class discussing nothing but how THE WHALE IS WHITE.  Yeah.  We get it.  It’s symbolic.

– Quote to leave you with, as tumblr‘ed by my brother:

“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”

James Nicoll

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Written by questionsandanchors

July 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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