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June 20, 2005

Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi

Paper_weight "I've grown fat on the contents of charity packages", said Tom carefully. The Canonical Collection of Tom Swifties

Unusual Russian lessons from the unusual folks at Giant Heads. (Click on “Errata” for more monkey treats)

Animated gifs of American Sign Language.

Also there, Deaf jokes. For example: A 92 year-old man went to the Doctor to get a physical. A few days later the Dr. saw the man walking down the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm. A couple of days later the Dr. talked to the man and said, "You're really doing great, aren't you?" The man replied, "Just doing what you said Doctor, 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful." The Doctor said, "I didn't say that. I said you got a heart murmur. Be careful."

More Latin Quotes. (Title of this post from there)

Not Poems by Adele Aldridge

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

List of List of German expressions in English. From Kindergarten to Hamburgers

A linguistics professor was lecturing his class. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative." A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right." (More Linguistic humor)

A list of dirty Euphemism. (From ”Found on the web”)

Glossary of Chess Terminology

Repost: The “Jargon File” is a glossary of hacker slang. The original Jargon File started in Stanford in 1975. The current Jargon File is hosted by Eric S. Raymond

A History Of Punctuation

Merriam-Webster Asks: What's Your Favorite Word (That's Not in the Dictionary)? 1. ginormous (adj): bigger than gigantic and bigger than enormous. A few favorite words from Paul McFedries, author of “The Word Spy”

Many More Unusual Language Links Here

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Comments

You have a shot at stand up comedy Hanan ...

...but don't quit yer day job amigo.

'hot mama' indeed. ACK!

Posted by: Steel at Jun 21, 2005 12:58:29 AM