1. Walruses, Turtles, and Alice B. Toklas

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    June 15, 2018 by libroshombre

        “The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — …
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  2. Breviloquence, Tosspots, and Uberty

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    June 15, 2018 by libroshombre

      My parents were children of the Great Depression, and, consequently, so was the vocabulary I inherited, complete with “mazuma” …
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  3. Biographies, Wegotisms, and Emuscation

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    June 7, 2018 by libroshombre

      Forever curious about how people thought and acted long ago, I’m a fiend for biographies, even though, as Abraham …
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  4. Stinkers, Dictators, and Egg Spoons

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

      People appearing to be real stinkers might simply be under the sway of their microbes. After all, BBC.com’s James …
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  5. Cryptogamists, Eructers, and Wykyn de Worde

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

    As Welsh poet George Herbert rightly noted in the 1600s, “Good words are worth much, and cost little,” but sometimes …
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  6. Bond, Bananas, and Humperdink Fangboner

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    March 23, 2018 by libroshombre

      Nineteenth century poet and reformer Helen Hunt Jackson once wrote, “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each …
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  7. Cats, Catalogs, Clocks, and Ctesibius

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    March 23, 2018 by libroshombre

    Several cats in my life have convinced me that Sigmund Freud was full of hooey when he said, “Time spent …
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