—someone has created a subway map for the island, and just in time for the final season.
Citing usage from 1949, the OED calls this mark the dog’s bollocks, which it defines as, “typogr. a colon followed by a dash, regarded as forming a shape resembling the male sexual organs.” This is why I love scrounging around the linguistic scrap heap that is the OED. I always come across a little gold. And by “gold,” I mean, “vulgar, 60-year-old emoticons.”
Pray. Prepare. Proceed.
— Judith Jamison
Wishes a Happy Birthday to the others who share this day with me (but don’t have my amazing friends): Julia Ormond, Beth Gibbons (of Portishead), Andy Borowitz, Bernard Sumner (Joy Division/New Order), Ann Magnuson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Stipe, Matthew Frewer (aka Max Headroom), Dyan Cannon…
A Southerner stopped a stranger on the Harvard campus and asked, “Could you please tell me where the library is at?” The stranger responded, “Educated people never end their sentences with a preposition.” The overly polite Southerner then apologetically repeated himself: “Could you please tell me where the library is at, you jerk?”