Today's installment of "Useless Weights and Measures" is brought to you by Abraham J. Simpson, who reminds you that "The Metric System is the tool of the Devil!"This word is another that seems only to exist in dictionaries. But it's not obsolete, archaic or rare. Odd.adorat‘A chymical weight of four pounds.’ Phillips 1678.
While working on catching up my other blog (and I'm almost there!), I ran across a mention of Wynkyn de Worde in one of the quotations. After a little research, I found that he was one of the first printers in England and was an apprentice to William Caxton who is credited with standardizing English … Continue reading Words, Wordes
Okay, just the first poll. And the final results, on the question of how cool the polling feature is... 6 people think it "Cool as the other side of the pillow"2 people think it "Not as cool as me"2 people think it "Why can't you make it a post instead of in the sidebar?"1 person … Continue reading The polls are closed.