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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Muscle-wire, Aerogel, and the Library of Water

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    March 22, 2018 by libroshombre

    “Mahabharata;” at 90,000 verses, is the “single longest poem in the world.” That’s from one of several library books that …
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  5. Apples, Alphabets, and Wine

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    March 5, 2018 by libroshombre

    If “Language is wine upon the lips,” as Virginia Woolf espoused, English is sometimes the language of winos. Take that …
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  6. Anu, Dana, and Nero

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    February 5, 2018 by libroshombre

      Today’s word, pneumooultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, came to my attention from A.Word.A.Day – “the most welcome mass email in cyberspace,” according to …
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  7. Bibliothecarial Ignorance and School Boards

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    January 29, 2018 by libroshombre

      Adolph Hitler’s better known than Dr. Dee, Queen Elizabeth I’s one-man think tank, but both were involved in the …
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