April 5th, 2004

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Ten random things: April 5

Ten words used by A.S. Byatt in Possession that I had to look up the definition of:

  1. excursus (an appendix or digression that contains further exposition of some point or topic)
  2. courgette (zucchini)
  3. espalier (a plant trained to grow flat against a support)
  4. mantilla (a light scarf worn over the head and shoulders)
  5. bedizen (to dress or adorn gaudily)
  6. wolds (a usually upland area of open country; a hilly or rolling region)
  7. winceyette (cotton flannelette with a nap on both sides)
  8. aubretia (hardy trailing perennial evergreen plant commonly found in English gardens)
  9. donjon (a massive inner tower in a medieval castle)
  10. penisneid (penis envy)
  • Current Music
    GTR - "When the Heart Rules the Mind"

Happy Pointless Poll Day!

Poll #274275 Pointless poll

What will protect you from the terrible secret of space?


On a more serious note, did you know that if you run a Google search on the word jew, it returns an anti-Semetic web site as the first result? It's sad but true. But we can do something about it! Just do this: jew. That is, just paste the following into your own journal:

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew">Jew</a>

Yes, it's a Google Bomb! Read more about this campaign at jewschool.com (if the permalink doesn't work, scroll down to the March 17 post titled "Google Bomb Them Back To The Stone Age!").

And on a considerably less serious note, Happy Passover!

  • Current Music
    Futurama - "I, Roommate"