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  • a useful interjection with which the speaker ironically disavows responsibility for a future outcome

    September 19, 2008

  • I prefer this word over "iron".

    August 26, 2008

  • The names of other elements terminate in "-ium"; the American (mis)spelling "aluminum" is an ugly anomaly.

    August 26, 2008

  • slang for mouth-to-mouth exchange of semen through kissing (e.g. following fellatio to completion)

    August 26, 2008

  • Vergassola M, Villermaux E, Shraiman BI (2007) 'Infotaxis' as a strategy for searching without gradients. Nature 445:406-409.

    August 26, 2008

  • The Renaissance Latin noun is "contrapunctus", but the OED does not recognize "contrapunctal" as an alternative spelling.

    August 26, 2008

  • divine revelation of Logos in the form of a Book (analogous to incarnation)

    August 25, 2008

  • "she had always been singularly absentminded, or shameless, or both, in matters of legshow" (Lolita, V. Nabokov)

    August 25, 2008

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