Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Formidable Opponent (or Two)

A good week coming up around here. For me, at least. I hope you'll enjoy it, too.

In the meantime, here's a terrific post from Paper Cuts. The author of it, Gregory Cowles, participated in a game of Dictionary with Ammon Shea. Dictionary is a game in which players write fake definitions for words, hoping to fool other contestants into believing them. And -- oh, yeah -- Shea has recently read all 21,730 pages of the O.E.D. Among other winning qualities, the post features Shea's girlfriend, a former lexicographer who ends up stealing the scene. If you didn't see this when it went up last week, I strongly suggest starting this week with it. Enjoy.


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