Shadowfax: A Fantasy Horse.
….his name is best translated into modern English as ‘shadowy-hair’: ‘fax’ is an archaic English word for hair and has nothing to do with telephones, it appears in some British placenames e.g. Halifax
Cochineal Taxonomy Fail
More important, why this matters.
“Readers can’t find their particular fetishes if they’re spelled wrong.”
From Is That an Apostrophe in Your Pocket?
Irish Class, April 16, 2012
Rang Gaeilge, 16ú lá mí Aibreáin 2012
Labhairt an marfóir Plútóin ag Ollscoil Minnesota ar an Déardaoin. http://tinyurl.com/7xw4by3.
Bhí mé agus mo iníon altrama ansin. An-spéisiúil.
Five Titanic myths spread by films, from
Contrary to the popular interpretation the White Star Line never made any substantive claims that the Titanic was unsinkable – and nobody really talked about the ship’s unsinkability until after the event….
“People in the 18th century were trying to find the beauty in wood. People in the 17th century were trying to hide it.” — Jennie Alexander, one of authors of Make a Joint Stool from a Tree (great book, BTW).
Marks of Civilization.
From Lost Art Press.
Thursday night carpe_noctum_93 and I went to a public lecture at the University of Minnesota. The speaker was Mike Brown, author of the excellent book How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, and that was the topic of the lecture. He was informative, convincing, and very funny. Continue reading
I went there this afternoon and saw lots of cool stuff. Some pictures behind the cut.