Monthly Archives: December 2007

Leaving Facebook

I have only one friend who uses facebook to the exclusion of other online means of communication, and, while he is a very old and dear freind, I can still initiate email contact if I want to. The discovery that … Continue reading Continue reading

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A question for Swedes, with a Hungarian bonus.

How do you crop a photograph in Swedish? The otherwise excellent “lexin online dictionary”:http://lexin.nada.kth.se/cgi-bin/sve-eng gives Swedish terms for numerous agricultural meanings of “crop”; it gives a bird’s crop and various hairdressing terms. But nothing for the process of cutting a … Continue reading Continue reading

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The end of civilisation, again

I have just come across a reference to a recipe for stir-fried “lutfisk.”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk#Lutefisk_humour The Swedish for _stir-fried,_ incidentally, is _wokad_ — “wokked”. I tried to find this recipe, and failed, which is perhaps for the best. On the other hand, … Continue reading Continue reading

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After the drugs ran out

It turns out the Quicksilver Messenger Service still sounded great. The last three and a half songs[1] on this concert vault recording are a treasure for anyone who likes inventive hippie music. Much better than almost everything on _Happy Trails,_ … Continue reading Continue reading

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Apologies for delayed posting

I have been doing last-minute book edits, and catching up on all the stuff I haven’t been doing while doing last-minute book edits. It occurs to me that I haven’t had a proper holiday all year. No wonder I am … Continue reading Continue reading

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