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Today is going to be insanely off-the-charts busy so instead of the long and thoughtful post on the meaning of the “sublime” that I’ve been working on I’ll
And now I roll up sleeves and get to work.
Posted by Justine at 9:21, 29 September 2006 under Basketball, Bloggery/Internetty Stuff, Magic or Madness trilogy, Praising, Reading, Sport, Whingeing, Words & Language | 4 Comments »
little willow Says:
Ghosts of Albion: Witchery is out now! It is written by Christopher Golden and Amber Benson and set in Victorian England, with magic and ghosts and beasties and things that go bump in the night as well as hilarious sidekicks and famous poets. Of course, I recommend seeing and reading all of the GoA projects and books in order, which means starting at the very beginning and watching the first presentation online.
September 29th, 2006 at 10:24 AM
> I had no idea “grouse” was more of a Victorian word.
Speaking of word-variations, I spent a long moment wondering, “What does an historical period ghave to do with regionalisms?” Yes, hello, ignorant American.
“Grouse” as in the bird, or “grouse” as in the verb meaning complain? (I use both, but don’t have much to contribute to an Asutralian dialect map. There have been some wonderful US dialect maps, from which it can be determined that it’s a miracle Americans can understand one another.)
[Blog overlord grumpily points out: this question has already been asked and answered.]
September 29th, 2006 at 9:59 AM
I have been *firmly* *lessoned* in my reading skills and return, penitent, with weblinks for the enjoyment and edification of our host:
Harvard dialect maps (North America)
Really long Wikipedia article about British vs. American dialect, including cool stuff like morphology (with separate link to Australian dialect)
Photographs of grouse
September 29th, 2006 at 11:32 AM
Page proofs! The joy!
Also, completely off topic, I read Mely’s account of your dinner with her and Rachel and am immensely jealous, particularly of your ability to eat all things that look like braaaaaiiiinnnns.
October 4th, 2006 at 5:21 PM
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