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March 13 2013

The Exclamation Comma. “Just because you’re excited about something doesn’t mean you have to end the sentence.”

March 06 2013

#my mom has a CD of french classical music and in the back of the booklet it has this little collection of phrases and the pronunciation guide is the worst thing i've ever seen
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February 13 2013

#To accompany the Radiolab short Vanishing Words.

The story discusses how Agatha Christie’s progressing Alzheimer’s Disease is visible through the declining vocabulary in her later writing.

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February 08 2013

“Possessed of speech, possessed by it, the word having chosen the grossness and infirmity of man’s condition for its own compelling life, the human person has broken free from the great silence of matter. Or, to use Ibsen’s image: struck with the hammer, the insensate ore has begun to sing.”

- George Steiner, Silence and the Poet

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Metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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February 04 2013

The Family Reunion, T. S. Eliot
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#One day I will stop being unreasonably scared of Dante… but today is not that day.
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December 19 2012

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December 15 2012

Why is it that words like these seem to me so dull and cold?
Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?
James Joyce, The Dead.
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November 20 2012

November 19 2012

#you’re not a true fan unless you hang from the ceiling and spin around in circles, providing cool air for everyone around you
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November 14 2012

Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3rd elvish, but put two sentences in spanish and they (white people) think we’re taking over.
Junot Diaz on “do you think you alienate readers when you use Spanish in your books?”
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November 12 2012

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October 28 2012

Four Quartets: East Coker, T. S. Eliot.
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October 20 2012

—”Never again, never again!”
—And yet there’s a contradiction: “never again” isn’t eternal, since you yourself will die one day.
“Never again” is the expression of an immortal.
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September 25 2012

September 24 2012

#In its final form, Mysteries of Vernacular will contain 26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each episode takes more than 120 hours to create between the research, construction of the book, and animation. If you find yourself charmed, please consider making a donation: mysteriesofvernacular.com
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September 14 2012

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