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  • That's true.

    July 1, 2011

  • It would probably be the wrong image. ;-)

    July 1, 2011

  • Wouldn't it be fun if a picture came up for this?

    June 30, 2011

  • With a showman’s flourish, the seller reached beneath the stained red cloth that draped his table and produced a small wire cage containing an orange-and-white catachrest. Silk was no judge of these animals, but to him it appeared hardly more than a kitten.


    “Word,” the little catachrest said distinctly. “Shoe word, who add pan.”


    “Berry add word,” the catachrest told him spitefully, gripping die wire mesh of his cage. “Pack!”

    He shook it, minute black claws sharper than pins visible at the tips of his fuzzy white toes.

    “Add word!” he repeated. “Add speak!”

    —Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun

    Hint: catachresis

    August 2, 2009