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  • Here’s one: correctly-spelled-words-that-look-like-misspellings-of-other-words

    November 16, 2018

  • “Very early on a weekday, before the sun rose over the town of Aalsmeer, I stepped into Royal FloraHolland, the largest flower auction in the world.

    FloraHolland (royal designates a firm that has been in business for more than 100 years) is a single building so large that the numbers describing it make no sense: It covers 1.3 million square meters, 320 acres, the area of 220 football fields. It is one unfathomably large room, but a gantry stretches across it at the level of a second story, for visitors to walk along without getting in the way of business. Suspended in the middle of the gantry is the auction itself, rooms of traders in bleacher seating, wearing headsets and stabbing keyboards, staring at wall-sized screens of flower lots while electronic clocks tick down.“

    —“Killer Tulips Hiding in Plain Sight” The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/when-tulips-kill/574489/

    November 16, 2018

  • also this one

    November 15, 2018

  • where is that list of words that look like misspellings but aren't?

    November 15, 2018

  • Scientific research that involves nonscientists contributing to research processes – also known as ‘citizen science’ – supports participants’ learning, engages the public in science, contributes to community scientific literacy, and can serve as a valuable tool to facilitate larger scale research, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. If one of the goals of a citizen science project is to advance learning, designers should plan for it by defining intended learning outcomes and using evidence-based strategies to reach those outcomes.
    New Report Says ‘Citizen Science’ Can Support Both Science Learning and Research Goals; Inequities in Education, Opportunities, and Resources Must be Addressed to Meet Participants’ Learning Demands, National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine press release (Nov. 1, 2018)

    November 15, 2018

  • Yep. I’m wired.

    November 15, 2018

  • My gourd is resonating. You?

    November 15, 2018

  • *boom*

    November 15, 2018

  • The dancer with all limbs akimbo

    Contorts in a lithesome low limbo.

    In firelight flesh glistens

    And all the world listens

    To the beat of the haunting berimbau.

    November 15, 2018

  • If you think breathing is innocuous then come to Delhi.

    November 15, 2018

  • Naive people often overstate too much on their resume, which often seems pompous or grandiloquent.

    November 15, 2018

  • Well, i think you can overstate time a bit and finish your work before you go home.

    November 15, 2018

  • I asked my manager for leaves but refused , so contrive some way to get the leaves and it worked out . so finally i was able to trick them.

    November 15, 2018

  • Preparing for Gre is not a perfunctory Idea.

    November 15, 2018

  • Insipid is best suitable for my work. i am insipid toward my work.

    November 15, 2018

  • See this, from the examples on fascio:

    The Italian name of the movement, fascismo, is derived from fascio, bundle, political group, but also refers to the movement's emblem, the fasces, a bundle of rods bound around a projecting axe-head that was carried before an ancient Roman magistrate by an attendant as a symbol of authority and power.

    November 15, 2018

  • If that etymology holds up - Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, possibly from Vulgar Latin *facus, from Greek phakelos, bundle - then that's the same root as fascist.

    November 15, 2018

  • education technology blend

    November 15, 2018

  • cara bikin pusing aje

    November 14, 2018

  • intinct = to moisten, dye, suffuse.

    November 14, 2018

  • Many of the current reform efforts contain the seeds of the next generation of racial and social control, a system of “e-carceration” that may prove more dangerous and more difficult to challenge than the one we hope to leave behind.
    Michelle Alexander, The Newest Jim Crow, N.Y. Times (Nov. 8, 2018)
    E-Carceration is the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Electronic monitors combined with house arrest represent the most obvious and likely the most punitive form of E-Carceration. Typically the state, usually via the criminal legal system, enforces E-Carceration. But corporations are also getting into the act by charging fees for repressive regimes of parole and probation which often include monitors. If we don’t resist, E-Carceration may be the successor to mass incarceration as we exchange prison cells for being confined in our own homes and communities.
    What Is E-Carceration?, Challenging E-Carceration: The Voice of the Monitored (2017)

    November 14, 2018

  • Many of the current reform efforts contain the seeds of the next generation of racial and social control, a system of “e-carceration” that may prove more dangerous and more difficult to challenge than the one we hope to leave behind.
    Michelle Alexander, The Newest Jim Crow, N.Y. Times (Nov. 8, 2018)
    E-Carceration is the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Electronic monitors combined with house arrest represent the most obvious and likely the most punitive form of E-Carceration. Typically the state, usually via the criminal legal system, enforces E-Carceration. But corporations are also getting into the act by charging fees for repressive regimes of parole and probation which often include monitors. If we don’t resist, E-Carceration may be the successor to mass incarceration as we exchange prison cells for being confined in our own homes and communities.
    What Is E-Carceration?, Challenging E-Carceration: The Voice of the Monitored (2017)

    November 14, 2018

  • See difficultate

    November 14, 2018

  • See difficilitate

    November 14, 2018

  • Google informs that difficultate is used on 222,000 websites and that difficilitate is utilized on 5720 websites.

    November 14, 2018

  • cara daftar gojek,cara daftar grab, topup ovo,topup gopay

    November 14, 2018

  • In seasons when sunlight is sparse

    The Princess stays in by the hearth.

    When Winter is gone

    And sun soaks the lawn

    Her court will disport on the garth.

    November 14, 2018

  • Well, we shouldn't overlook one important factor, which is many more human beings are moving into the woods.

    There are now 100 million Americans who live in what is known as the wildland-urban interface, or the WUI, as researchers call it.

    The science behind California’s surging wildfires, PBS NewsHour, Niv. 13, 2018

    November 14, 2018

  • Well, we shouldn't overlook one important factor, which is many more human beings are moving into the woods.

    There are now 100 million Americans who live in what is known as the wildland-urban interface, or the WUI, as researchers call it.

    The science behind California’s surging wildfires, PBS NewsHour, Niv. 13, 2018

    November 14, 2018

  • Hoola for dat moola, baby.

    November 13, 2018

  • My new favorite list.

    November 13, 2018

  • Lovely, qms! If I had at least three more sets of tentacle-y appendages, I'd be clapping them all together right now!

    November 13, 2018

  • their

    there

    they’re

    November 13, 2018

  • Brilliant, bilby! Can you copyright a dance move? Shall we race to the patent office? Gimme, gimme, gimme some money for that shimmy.

    November 13, 2018

  • I guessed it was old Abenaki

    Or maybe a rare type of sake,

    But alestake is pure

    Plain English for sure

    And none of that furrin malarkey.

    November 13, 2018

  • I'd swear this was vendingmachine's latest devastating dance move.

    November 13, 2018

  • When travelers and steeds need a break

    There’s thirst of the horses to slake,

    But coachmen will push

    To the welcoming bush

    And go till they find an alestake.

    November 13, 2018

  • spotted in the BBC

    'Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes' Nov 12, 2018

    "Freakshakes are milkshakes that also contain chocolates, sweets, cake, cream and sauce."

    November 13, 2018

  • ...of this kind.

    November 13, 2018

  • pelagus altum = deep sea or high sea.

    November 13, 2018

  • In biology, an examination used to determine if a flying dinosaur is a pterodactyl.

    November 12, 2018

  • A very dark energy

    November 12, 2018

  • Translation: It means adversary

    November 12, 2018

  • "Before there was I Am"

    -God

    November 12, 2018

  • stenothermy = the quality or state of being stenothermal.

    November 12, 2018

  • eurythermy = the quality or state of being eurythermal.

    November 12, 2018

  • Gronkytonk is a neologism for a future genre of music, coined by author Malka Older in her 2016 novel Infomocracy.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/10/18/fictional-future-musical-genre-gronkytonk-of-malka-olders-infomocracy-created-by-marc-weidenbaum-and-disquiet/

    November 12, 2018

  • On the Great Puget Sound Octopus Survey

    Beware what the scholars purvey!

    Octopuses are coy in their way.

    They’re dodgers and dancers,

    You can’t trust their answers.

    Who knows how they’ll twist a survey?

    November 12, 2018

  • See citation on lingcod.

    November 12, 2018

  • “Initially, the octopus survey was launched to try to answer a question that staff members got regularly at the Seattle Aquarium: How many giant Pacific octopuses live in the Puget Sound? It turns out it’s not an easy question to answer, since there isn’t a firm population number for giant Pacifics.

    These octopuses normally live about three years. They eat a lot of crustaceans, mollusks, squid, fish and sometimes other species of octopus. They are so big that they only really have to watch out for extremely large fish, such as halibut and lingcod, and some marine mammals. But they hatch from an egg the size of a rice grain, so for more than a year after they’re born, they are at the mercy of a wide array of predators.”

    https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/11/giant-pacific-octopus-survey-puget-sound-seattle-aquarium/574408/

    November 12, 2018

  • Concerning our great tribulation

    I offer a hopeful illation:

    The problem derives

    From imbibing lies

    And abstinence ends pixilation.

    November 12, 2018

  • hema = blood. See haema and sanguis.

    November 12, 2018

  • haema = blood. See hema and sanguis.

    November 12, 2018

  • best api

    November 11, 2018

  • See spiss.

    November 11, 2018

  • pollina = plural of pollen.

    November 11, 2018

  • If I were more learned and polished

    I’d know how to say “Magdalen College.”

    Odd words likes demyship

    Would trip light from my lip

    And all would admire my knowledge.

    An interesting note on local pronunciation:

    Don’t make the faux pas of pronouncing Magdalen College ‘Mag-de-len College’. It’s pronounced ‘Maudlin College’. Just to make things more confusing, Magdalen Street in the centre of Oxford IS pronounced ‘Mag-de-len’ but lively Magdelen Road in East Oxford is pronounced ‘Maudlin’ like the college. Got it?!

    http://www.weeklyhome.com/blog/mistakes-not-make-when-you-visit-oxford.html

    November 11, 2018

  • Computing - a package test.

    easily mixed up with p-test which is a mathematical probability test

    November 10, 2018

  • It’s strange prey the bandicoot stalks.

    A sionnach, I learned, is a fox.

    It’s not like he will be

    A pal to a bilby.

    He’ll eat him like bagels and lox.

    November 10, 2018

  • Lexicographers eagerly explicate.

    Though some are disposed to pontificate

    A scholar who’s prudent

    Is modesty’s student,

    Inclined to first quietly ponderate.

    November 10, 2018

  • nothing

    November 10, 2018

  • It’s an old, familiar idea: Truth is beauty. Beauty is truth. They go together, inextricable, like friendship and laughter, or road work and traffic. Gazing at the universe will always satisfy your aesthetic itch—and if not, then you probably suck at gazing. In her new book Lost in Math, physicist Sabine Hossenfelder lofts a very skeptical eyebrow at this orthodoxy.

    https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2018/11/07/when-the-math-is-pretty-but-the-truth-aint/

    November 10, 2018

  • The bed ought to be like a cloister

    But some noisome neighbor may roister.

    An unwelcome shellfish

    Is Yanno, the selfish,

    Notoriously boisterous, oyster.

    November 10, 2018

  • Yanno a noisy annoyer neighbour's noise annoys an oyster.

    November 10, 2018

  • My neighbor’s a noisy annoyer

    And drove me to go find a lawyer.

    Once keen on hip hop art

    He now swears by Mozart

    My lawyer has wrought metanoia.

    November 9, 2018

  • https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/11/the-blue-wave-midterms-the-limits-of-metaphor/575257/

    The mixed messaging, and the mixed metaphors, were appropriate: “Blue wave” began, in this election cycle, as a faith-based idea—Democratic activists’ hope that voters’ resentment of Trumpism would ripple and grow into a crashing, crushing eventuality—and that is in some ways what it remained, in the long year leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterms. It became a shorthand for the notion that a surge of blue would wash over the national political landscape: a widespread repudiation of the current political regime that would be, depending on your point of view, either made inevitable or made to collide vainly against the stubborn solidity of a Republican “red wall.”

    November 8, 2018

  • Greetings.

    November 8, 2018

  • hello

    November 8, 2018

  • Canola is "Canada oil, low acid" ?!

    November 8, 2018

  • In typical practice of Trumpery

    Civility’s scarce and perfunctory.

    The organs of speech,

    Disgraced in the breach,

    Are put to a service emunctory.

    November 8, 2018

  • good one

    November 8, 2018

  • I really like duckshake milk as as the reverse. It's a stupid fun concept.

    November 8, 2018

  • shmilkdake muck

    November 8, 2018

  • R: Batman, I can't get the Batmobile going!

    B: Have you analysed it with the Batcomputer?

    R: Yes I've analysed the Batmobile with the Batcomputer. But it's totally dead, won't even turn over.

    B: Could be the battery...have you checked the battery?

    R:...What's a tery?

    November 8, 2018

  • This paper evaluates the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent data collection efforts to classify business entities that engage in an extreme form of production fragmentation called “factoryless” goods production. “Factoryless” goods-producing entities outsource physical transformation activities while retaining ownership of the intellectual property and control of sales to customers. Responses to a special inquiry on the incidence of purchases of contract manufacturing services in combination with data on production inputs and outputs, intellectual property, and international trade is used to identify and document characteristics of “factoryless” firms in the U.S. economy.
    Fariha Kamal,

    A Portrait of U.S. Factoryless Goods Producers

    , NBER Working Paper No. 25193 (Oct. 2018)

    November 7, 2018

  • This paper evaluates the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent data collection efforts to classify business entities that engage in an extreme form of production fragmentation called “factoryless” goods production. “Factoryless” goods-producing entities outsource physical transformation activities while retaining ownership of the intellectual property and control of sales to customers. Responses to a special inquiry on the incidence of purchases of contract manufacturing services in combination with data on production inputs and outputs, intellectual property, and international trade is used to identify and document characteristics of “factoryless” firms in the U.S. economy.
    Fariha Kamal, A Portrait of U.S. Factoryless Goods Producers, NBER Working Paper No. 25193 (Oct. 2018)

    November 7, 2018

  • https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/06/22/482525049/on-the-podcast-rep-sweats-or-i-dont-know-if-i-like-this-but-i-need-it-to-win

    For this week's episode, I sat down with my Code Switch teammate Gene Demby to dig into one of our favorite topics: rep sweats. It's the feeling of anxiety that can come with watching TV shows or movies starring people who look like you, especially when People Who Look Like You tend not to get a lot of screen time.

    November 7, 2018

  • There’s uncles and aunts and grandmothers

    And spawn of your sisters and brothers,

    A small baldaquin

    For all balder kin

    And tables in sunlight for others.

    November 7, 2018

  • test

    November 7, 2018

  • duckmilk shake

    November 7, 2018

  • A duckshake milk?

    November 6, 2018

  • You slay me qms.

    November 6, 2018

  • Cf. touchwood.

    November 6, 2018

  • When I was a kid, I used to listen to an album where Jean Ritchie sang "Children's Songs & Games from the Southern Mountains." One of the songs was about a bunch of farmyard animals--a horse that "goes neigh-neigh" and a sheep that "goes baa-baa" and a pig that "goes griffy-gruffy."

    Maybe grumphie and griffy-gruffy aren't related, but I feel a little more at ease about why that pig wasn't just oinking.

    November 6, 2018

  • Is this how our twigs should be bent?

    The goblin’s example has meant

    The way to succeed

    Is easy indeed,

    With bluster and pompous ostent.

    November 6, 2018

  • Spotted as a Mars Architect

    spotted in an ad.

    November 6, 2018

  • Thanks for the reverso story, sionnach.

    November 6, 2018

  • A penetrating observation, bilby.

    November 5, 2018

  • Scots: a pig.

    November 5, 2018

  • Good username. Makes me think of Trotsky.

    November 5, 2018

  • "Counter-mapping refers to efforts to map "against dominant power structures, to further seemingly progressive goals". The term was coined by Nancy Peluso in 1995 to describe the commissioning of maps by forest users in Kalimantan, Indonesia, as a means of contesting state maps of forest areas that typically undermined indigenous interests. The resultant counter-hegemonic maps had the ability to strengthen forest users' resource claims."

    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Counter-mapping&oldid=863668724 (footnote references removed)

    November 5, 2018

  • There is even the rarely spotted reverse milkshake duck, as discussed in the following story:

    https://www.vox.com/2018/10/9/17955402/this-is-my-son-meme-himtoo-metoo-pieter-hanson

    November 5, 2018

  • This is how the critics at Variety acclaim a successful all-women show. Compare boffo and brava. (The all-caps is a regrettable bit of condescension.)

    November 5, 2018

  • There once was a parrot named Darryl

    Who perched by the store’s pickle barrel.

    In his salty past

    He’d sailed ‘fore the mast

    So chattered of halyard and parrel.

    November 5, 2018

  • Bureau Of Fuflun Accreditation

    November 5, 2018

  • "both of"

    November 5, 2018

  • Alright rösti you pedants.

    November 5, 2018

  • Adjective used to describe a luncheon involving the abundant consumption of rosti.

    November 5, 2018

  • Refers to computer game players which hold down the W key, moving forward.

    November 5, 2018

  • To be marooned, absorbed into the wilderness.

    November 4, 2018

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