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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Swearing, Cursing, and Lying to Librarians

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    August 13, 2017 by libroshombre

      You might not be surprised to learn that the famed Bodleian Library at Oxford University has a Twitter feed …
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  4. Whores, Chops, and Measles

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    August 7, 2017 by libroshombre

      In his “Histories,” Herodotus told of Psammetichus, an Egyptian king ruling around 650 BCE, who wondered what was the …
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  5. Flamingoes, Naked Mole Rats, and Sleepers

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      The age-old mystery of how flamingoes sleep on one leg without falling over has finally been resolved. Biologists at …
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  6. Explicating Cussing and Cussing Book Tieves

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      “Cussin’” arose the other day while discussing the differences between the terms “expletive” and explicative,” and this triggered a …
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  7. Clyde, Bruce, and Tyson

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    July 22, 2017 by libroshombre

      Sweet-voiced Clyde McPhatter was “broke and despondent over a mismanaged career that made him a legend but hardly a …
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