1. Panties, Crocodiles, and Otorhinolaryngology

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    January 9, 2018 by libroshombre

      Long ago when I ran the public library in Corsicana, Texas, I investigated starting a company to manufacture women’s …
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  2. Elvis, Casanova, and Dr. Dee

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    January 1, 2018 by libroshombre

      Being a librarian isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the mother of all dictionaries, …
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  3. Cock, Sockeye, and Lady Mondregreen

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    December 21, 2017 by libroshombre

    Pliny the Elder could have been describing current times when he declared, “The only certainty is that nothing is certain.” …
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  4. WPTYs, Disinformation, and Fake News

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    December 18, 2017 by libroshombre

      Thousands of skiers are probably despondent today, now that “WAxit” was only a runner-up for the Australian National Dictionary …
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  5. Generalizations, Circadians, and Mammothrepts

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    December 18, 2017 by libroshombre

      “All generalizations are, when you get right down to it, false, including this one,” Mark Twain once wrote, but …
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  6. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  7. Neologisms, Numbers, and Niceness

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Me and Aristophanes, the Greek playwright, agree that, “By words the mind is excited and the spirit elated.” That …
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