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Aug 17, 2017

My #WordOfTheDay is ywympillit, meaning "wrapped". Rare in last 500 years, but clearly due a comeback, e.g. Why's this cucumber ywympillit?

Aug 17, 2017

Ninety years old now, Depero Futurista still looks pretty sharp, and Steve Kroeter's new facsimile is gorgeous. https://t.co/sXgdx2w177

Aug 16, 2017

Couple behind me discussing a project called Shakespeare on Dope. Or, as I eventually and disappointingly gather, Shakespeare in the Dome.

Aug 16, 2017

Synonyms for "occasionally" that I defy anyone to get past a sub-editor: eftsoon, whiloms, stoundmeal, umbewhile.

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