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naboom (noun) ~ small tree of dry open parts of southern Africa having erect angled branches suggesting candelabra

About pavements, and seeing Homeless Cartographers gesticulating wildly

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Republished for sanity's sake

It’s a lecture about pavements. Could I have even dreamed up an event that sounded more mind-numbing?

On this cold and dry July night, … read more »

EAT MOR CHIKIN *burp*

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Turkey

Early explorers in the Americas saw flocks of turkeys singing in the magnolia forests, for the turkey is native to [the Americas]. Indeed, it was … read more »

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Buffalo

How did buffalo come to mean enthusiast? What's the connection between the beast and the music buff?

To answer that, you first need to … read more »

From sausages to Hollywood

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Sausage Poison in Your Face

The Latin word for sausage was botulus, from which English gets two words. One of them is the lovely botuliform, which means [ … read more »

From a game of Chicken, to a game of Pool

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A Game Of Chicken

Gambling in medieval France was a simple business. All you needed was some friends, a pot, and a chicken. In fact, you didn't need friends - you … read more »