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Tumblethought August 15, 2007

I subscribe to the A Word A Day mailing list, which more often than not deals in familiar words. Every so often it throws up a beautiful and useless gem, though: Bissextile–of or pertaining to the leap year or the extra day in the leap year.

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Tumblequote June 6, 2007

The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.–A.F.G Bell

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Tumblequote July 15, 2006

Words, processed, become images; images, processed, become words. A neat, essential balance, whose fulcrum is the versatile eye.–Yann Martel

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