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Stan Carey
Lives in Galway, Ireland
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A short post sharing Borges's thoughts on the Muse.
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Fun zoom showing the scale of the known, physical universe.
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Ways of Seeing: John Berger's terrific documentary on the politics of art and vision. Four episodes, each about 30 minutes long.
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A quick new post on Sentence first to share a crash blossom from today's Irish Times.
(The phrase "crash blossom" may be unfamiliar to you, but the phenomenon probably isn't. Click if you're curious!)
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A pond in a small park in Galway. I don't think many people know about this place, though thousands walk past it every day.
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Thanks, Laura. It's a lovely spot.
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A gallery of book covers by Ralph Steadman.
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The headline blames cats, but this article is about the Toxoplasma gondii parasite and its influence on animal and human behaviour.
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Why do people look up "love" in the dictionary? +Kory Stamper has some ideas.
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Double modals, multiple modals – call them what you will, they are à la mode.
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My new post for Macmillan Dictionary Blog is about language as creative play, especially as seen in neologisms and fad words.
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Inadvertent linguistics reference on the side of a hotel in Galway.
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These are quite amazing. Lisa Nilsson uses quilling (rolling and arranging strips of paper) to create anatomical cross-sections.
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Writer, editor, lapsed biologist. Into books, arts, language, science and nature.
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Writer, editor, lapsed biologist. Into books, arts, science and nature. Blogs about language at Sentence first.
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