Note that it’s ‘unfamiliar’ cattle. Apparently, familiar cattle you can let right on in. …Which, OK, makes sense, but only by accident.
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) February 20, 2017
Dear God, but was it my childhood. I still mispronounce the occasional word that I’ve merely seen, never heard. Although admittedly it gets harder and harder, as the Internet goes more and more multimedia…
me: *mispronounces Michaelmas, swarthy, and Hottentot*
her: where did you learn English
me: I was raised by books
— the library haunter (@SketchesbyBoze) February 15, 2017
PS: I am probably going to steal “I was raised by books” at some point.
That’s… pretty impressive, once you realize what you’re seeing. And Shaq probably appreciated it, too. I mean, how long has it been since he had the same experience that the rest of us have whenever we meet Shaquille O’Neil? Via @VixenRogue.
Shaquille O'Neal next to a replica of the tallest man to have lived pic.twitter.com/TcpPjltFXQ
— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) February 12, 2017
In what universe is this sexy? …For the love of God, do not answer that. I’m appalled enough at the implied rutting in the rotini as it is.
For the love of pasta!
— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) January 5, 2017
Because I don’t trust pigs worth a damn, that’s why.
9) Pigs are smart enough to push other animals into the electric fence, and if they don’t get shocked the pigs will leave.
— Shepherd Commander (@civilwarbore) January 1, 2017
There may or may not be an alternate universe where that cover is indeed an accurate reflection of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, but it sure as Hell isn’t this one.
— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) December 13, 2016
Although I will be fair about this; this is clearly a printing from before the movie came out and locked itself in as an essential part of modern American fantasy. No publisher would have tried to get away with a cover like that afterwards. I mean, the very thought of doing so would have been, oh, what’s the word?…
…so this contest is actually rather quite handy. On the other hand: the more people that join up, the harder my chances of winning a copy. On the gripping hand: if one of my regulars wins a copy because I pointed this out… well, that’ll be cool, too.
— Baen Books (@BaenBooks) November 19, 2016