“An amateur astronomer may have found another moon of the Earth. Experts say it may have only just arrived…. It could be a passing chunk of rock captured by the Earth’s gravity, or it could be a discarded rocket casing coming back to our region of space.” —New ‘Moon’ Found Around EarthBBC) Did you know the Earth already has a second moon? This will be third.
“In 1855 two Portuguese translators, José da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino, produced an English phrasebook so unbelievably bad that it was reprinted for half a century as a masterpiece of hilarity, under the title English as She is Spoke…. I thought it would be interesting to compare Fonseca and Carolino’s translations with Babelfish‘s….” —English as She is Spoke vs. BabelfishZompist)
“Skyscrapers in general, and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in particular, symbolize, for many writers, either prideful arrogance, or a new technological beauty. This site attempts to survey what has already been written on this topic.” —World Trade Center: Literary and Cultural ReflectionsDennis G. Jerz)