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An Amateur Historian’s Linguistic Annoyance

I'm watching a documentary on the Etruscans. Yes I'm a nerd, this is established. I'm irritated with the historian/archaeology presenters.First, a thirty-second background on Etruscans because I usually assume I'm the only ancient history weirdo in the room. Please ignore the next two paragraphs if you're already all well-versed in Etruscan history, or medium-versed, or… Continue reading An Amateur Historian’s Linguistic Annoyance

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Ok Seriously Yahoo, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE OFFERING HERE.

What the hell does this mean?    What the FUCK is an American Parasite?THAT QUESTION IS RHETORICAL PEOPLE. No snarky political comments here. Really.Ok, first of all, if you begin this sort of inflammatory email with "Dear Friend" you're already losing credibility. When I can't actually copy any of the text (because doing so launches a… Continue reading Ok Seriously Yahoo, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE OFFERING HERE.

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Monster Monday: Man-Eating Snakes

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090204/ap_on_sc/sci_monster_snakeWhat is it about snakes that scare the bejesus out of most people? There some deep-seated horror in the subconscious that spawns horror movies like Anaconda. Every few months an email goes around the internet with those pictures of a man's legs and lower torso sticking out of the burst belly of a giant snake.… Continue reading Monster Monday: Man-Eating Snakes