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  1. Synesthesia, Misophonia, and Argle-Bargle

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    June 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      A number of articles about synesthesia have cropped up lately. Reading Vladimir Nabakov’s wonderful memoir, “Speak Memory,” revealed his …
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  2. Prince, Petulance, and Speed Reading

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    May 30, 2016 by libroshombre

    Prince, the flamboyant and recently deceased musician, once said “Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.” Time comes in …
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  3. Rudeness, Cakewalks, and Library Fines

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    April 13, 2016 by libroshombre

      This era of political and cultural rudeness is certainly nothing new. In the latter 1600s French philosopher Jean de …
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  4. Superiority, Incongruity, and Benign Violation

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    December 13, 2015 by libroshombre

    Many of us feel strongly about the newspaper’s daily comics.  Personally, I’ve cherished the inventive diversions comic strips supplied during …
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  5. Fat Ladies, Receipts, Recipes, and Love Talk

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    November 10, 2015 by libroshombre

    “Two Fat Ladies” is a delightful BBC cooking show featuring a couple of chubby upper-crust cooks who cruise around on …
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  6. Frustration, Anxiety, and Guff

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    October 19, 2015 by libroshombre

    “I was an accomplice in my own frustration,” the English playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer once wrote, and to some …
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  7. Pullation, Holophrasm, and Cekoslovakyalilastiramadiklarimizdanmissiniz

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    October 19, 2015 by libroshombre

                People who look for them find that new, amusing, and useful words seem to pullulate.  A.Word.A.Day, that fount of …
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