Odious and Peculiar

Philology and esoterica: scribblings, ravings and mutterings.

O&P's Current Pick:

Forging the Sampo

Odious' Links:

The Little Bookroom
The Pumpkin King
Larissa Archer
Inverted Iambs
Eve Tushnet
Pamela Dean
Kambodia Hotel
Pen and Paper

Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Deep-Sea News
NASA's Mars Website
Classics Online
Perseus Digital Library

Nine Scorpions
The Blithe Kitchen
Letter from Hardscrabble Creek
Arts & Letters Daily
About Last Night



Chas Clifton's Nature Blog
Rock Art Photo Blog
Girl on a Whaleship
Nature Lyrics Languagehat
Jabal al-Lughat
Laputan Logic
Strange Maps
Vladimir Dinets: Polymath Russian Adventurer
Virtual Tour of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aerial Landscape Photography
USGS Earth As Art
Panoramic Aerial Maps of the American West

The Internet Bird Collection
Bird Families of the World
Ancient Scripts
The Aberdeen Bestiary Project
The Cephalopod Page
The Ultimate Ungulate
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
USGS Streamflow Data

Worthy Miscellany
Finno-Ugrian Music
Boojum Expeditions
American River Touring Association

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Saturday, October 27, 2007
A vocabulary game worth the candle. I can't seem to break 50.

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Wait - 50 grains of rice or vocabulary level? Also, this game is quite addicting...
Vocabulary level. Also, as I click the final scene from the "Kung Fu" pilot plays in my head.

"To sell yourself--for a handful of rice?"

"You are much more than a handful of rice."
Eh! That makes more sense! I am happy to say I have donated many grains of rice - however I can't seem to break 43:(
Level 50 is the top, I think, unless there is some secret level above that!

Any walking dictionaries out there?
I posted that, then spent a good hour between 44-48. My time with falconers is proving well-spent (not that I needed confirmation of that), but I could wish for more than a semester of Latin! My atrophied Standardized Test skills are getting a workout, too.
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