Monthly Archives: April 2005

Wangling Woodpeckers

Alright, I probably could’ve picked a more fortunate title, there…. Just a couple of quick discoveries….. I found myself wondering where the word wangle came from, and… a voila. Sometimes I really love the Internet. And another little tidbit I … Continue reading

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Snail mail

Recent cover of a catalog for computer books:

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Overheard…

…as a mother was escorting her small son into the handicapped/unisex restroom (between the two gendered restrooms): Child: “Mommy, there’s a wheelchair on this door. We don’t have a wheelchair! Why are we going in here?” Mother: “Because when I’m … Continue reading

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Amusing review

From Choice, Feb 2005, p. 1006-7: 42-3185 TX653 2004-18161 CIP Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Encyclopedia of Kitchen History. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. 694p bibl index afp ISBN 1579583806, $175.00 Taking for its subject the entire history of kitchens and anything that might … Continue reading

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Good Galli

I’ve come across more odd G-words today… Have you ever heard the radio commercials for Corona, where the legalese guy comes on at the very end and says very quickly that it’s “imported by the Gambrinus Company, San Antonio, Texas”? … Continue reading

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