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Stan Carey
Writer, editor, lapsed biologist. Into books, arts, language, science and nature.
Writer, editor, lapsed biologist. Into books, arts, language, science and nature.
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In a trailer for The Mummy (1932), an incredulous anachronism?

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What swear words are popular where? Linguistic research shows strong patterns of preferred profanities in different parts of the US. My latest post at Strong Language.

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OK, I'll break my G+ hiatus for this one. (Thank you kindly, Karen.)
This is DELIGHTFUL.

I watched in real time as +Stan Carey tweeted this series of couplets yesterday, and asked if he was planning to Storify them. 

No, but here they are on his blog.

"Share and enjoy," as the saying goes. 

#RealEditorsProofBetter  

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A gallery of book covers by Ralph Steadman.

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Fun zoom showing the scale of the known, physical universe.

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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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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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Why do people look up "love" in the dictionary? +Kory Stamper has some ideas.

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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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