Monthly Archives: January 2010

For Ignorant Tourists

Proposed motto for the city of Staunton, Virginia: Staunton: The ‘U’ is Silent

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Truth in Advertising

A local convenience store has a sign out front: Cheeseburgers Buy 1, Get 1

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Anticipatory Tenterhooks (Is That a Googlewhack?)

What’s the best thing about the American Shakespeare Center’s production of Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, opening tomorrow night? There’s no way to tell, but the best thing I know before seeing it is that the same actor (John Harrell) is playing … Continue reading

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Now What?

My Oxford Spanish Dictionary, third edition on CD-Rom, arrived today, 65% off in their Christmas sale. The first word I looked up, ‘navecilla’, was not in it. It must mean ‘little ship’, but it was disconcerting not being able to … Continue reading

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