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Freud goes up in smoke

Freud’s granddaughter Sophie reminisces about her famous relative. “In my eyes, both Adolf Hitler and my grandfather were false prophets of the 20th century.” –Freud goes up in smoke (The Star) Number of times “Freud” appears in scholarly language & literature articles published published in 2002, as indexed by the Modern Language Association International Bibliography: 47.

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Commence Skimming: Start reading. Now. Or. Whatever.

I suppose you could say that the subhead trend bothers me because I’m a writer and I try desperately to perfect antiquated stuff. Transitions and Flow Like transitions and flow, and because I think writing, like most everything else good in life, revolves around flow and rhythm. But the truth is, subheads bug me even more as a reader. Some of the best editors I’ve ever had have justified subheads…

About the Laundering

2: about the laundering The wash becomes a finish the evening tomorrow at the front desk until 7 o’clock at night of the day . (It becomes the evening tomorrow in the morning even if it has.) –About the Laundering (Engrish.com) Found via happy ging. Disclaimer: If I tried writing in German (the only other language I studied besides Latin), I’m sure I’d make plenty of amusing mistakes. This one reminded…

Toast Recipies

hey there…. i thought you should know about toastrecipes.com. It has some pretty cool stuff. i noticed you had something about Dr. Toast’s Amazing World of Toast. Well, I just thought you might like to check out toastrecipes.com. –James N. Mallamacee –Toast RecipiesE-Mail) Little did I know that when Rosemary sent me a rather giddy e-mail featuring several toast links last year, my blog would become the toast nexus of…

Make 'em Laugh

[H]umor is very important in the classroom: it can keep students’ attention, it can diffuse tense situations, it can encourage creativity, and it can call attention to absurdity (and sometimes absurdity deserves it, whether its a social phenomena or inherent to a student comment). I even make a number of wisecracks or sarcastic comments, which sometimes — when I hear what I just said — make me laugh out loud…

CSS Zen Garden

There is clearly a need for CSS to be taken seriously by graphic artists. The Zen Garden aims to excite, inspire, and encourage participation. To begin, view some of the existing designs in the list. Clicking on any one will load the style sheet into this very page. The code remains the same, the only thing that has changed is the external .css file. Yes, really. –CSS Zen Garden Via…

Does Google AdWords Have a 'Use By Date'?

Microdoc News has now had feedback from more than 100 users of Google Adwords. The response from small advertisers is not convincing that Google AdWords actually works. There are one or two excellent supporters of the Google AdWords idea, but there are also the 88% of small-time advertisers who are having less than stellar results. –Elwyn Jenkins –Does Google AdWords Have a ‘Use By Date’? (Microdoc News) A good, honest piece…