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Shakespeare Insult Kit Shakespeare Insult Kit Since 1996, the origin of this kit was listed as anonymous. It came to me on a piece of paper in the 90's with no attribution, and I thought it would make a cool web page. Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced with "Thou": My additions: cullionly whoreson knave fusty malmsey-nosed blind-worm caluminous rampallian popinjay wimpled lily-livered scullian burly-boned scurvy-valiant jolt-head misbegotten brazen-faced malcontent odiferous unwash'd devil-monk poisonous bunch-back'd toad fishified leaden-footed rascal Wart-necked muddy-mettled Basket-Cockle pigeon-liver'd scale-sided Back to the insulter. Chris Seidel

Stone Telling: The Magazine of Boundary-crossing Poetry STONE TELLING is a poetry magazine co-edited by Rose Lemberg and Shweta Narayan. We are looking for literary speculative poems with a strong emotional core. We focus on fantasy, science fiction, surrealism, and slipstream, but we are happy to consider science poetry and literary poetry without a fantastic element as long as it fits the flavor of the magazine. Please note that we are not a mainstream literary poetry market, and poetry without a speculative element would be a hard sell. We are especially interested in diversity of voice and theme. There are no style limitations, but rhymed poetry will be a hard sell. January 15th- March 15, 2014: Issue 11. Length: We will consider poems of any length. REPRINTS: We are NOT looking for unsolicited reprints. RIGHTS: If accepted, you will be granting Stone Telling first North American serial, promotional, non-exclusive anthology, and archival rights. PAYMENT: $5(US) per unsolicited poem under 120 lines, upon publication.

Einstein for everyone Back to main course page John D. Norton Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh Here are the questions that were asked in the description in the course catalog... Answered. Do astronauts age more slowly? Image credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O'Connell Nov. 16, 2009. How can special relativity know that these effects will happen? At first this seems impossible. What about another observer that chases after the light signal at, say, half the speed of light. How can that be? So rapidly moving clocks slow. Can a finite universe have no edge? Contrary to appearances, this is not a medieval woodcut, but a 19th century wood engraving mimicking the medieval style. What is this question asking? Can both be possible at the same time? Image credit: NASA Both can indeed happen in a more restricted way in a very familiar example. Of course the example seems strained. Can time have a beginning? 2.

Desiderata - Words for Life by Max Ehrmann Classic Famous Poet Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Be yourself. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. © Max Ehrmann.

35 Inspiring Quotes from Albert Einstein & Always Well Within - StumbleUpon Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955), the famous theoretical physicist, developed the theory of relativity and is considered the father of modern physics. The nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer shared his impressions of Einstein by saying, “He was almost wholly without sophistication and wholly without worldliness . . . There was always with him a wonderful purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn.” Due to his brilliance Einstein was often called upon to offer opinions on topics beyond the realm of physics; thus the wide range of inspired quotations. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” “Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.” “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

25 Ways To Fight Your Story’s Mushy Middle For me, the middle is the hardest part of writing. It’s easy to get the stallions moving in the beginning — a stun gun up their asses gets them stampeding right quick. I don’t have much of a problem with endings, either; you get to a certain point and the horses are worked up into a mighty lather and run wildly and ineluctably toward the cliff’s edge. Seems like it’s time for another “list of 25″ to the rescue, then. Hiyaa! 1. Fuck the three-act structure right in its crusty corn-cave. 2. Hey, when you fake an orgasm, you gotta commit. 3. The shape of a story — especially the shape of a story’s middle — is a lot of soft rises and doughy plateaus and zoftig falls. 4. When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was the most interminable time because, y’know, Christmas morning is everything. 5. Sometimes, a story needs a bit of new blood in the form of a new character — someone interesting. 6. Sometimes, a story just needs blood. 7. 8. Find approximate middle of book. 9. 10. 11. Fuck the map. 12. 13.

Using Apostrophes to Show Possession Apostrophes are those little curved marks you see hanging from certain letters. They look harmless enough, so why do even well educated people throw them where they don't belong and leave them out where they're needed? Until apostrophes disappear from English altogether, you can take one step toward apostrophe reform by perfecting the art of showing possession. Most other languages are smarter than English. the pen of my aunt the letters of the lovers the fine wines of that corner bar and so on. my aunt's pen the lovers' letters that corner bar's fine wines All of these phrases include nouns that express ownership. Ownership for singles Here's the bottom line: To show possession by one owner, add an apostrophe and the letter s to the owner: the dragon's burnt tooth (the burnt tooth belongs to the dragon) Lulu's pierced tooth (the pierced tooth belongs to Lulu) Another way to think about this rule is to see whether the word of expresses what you're trying to say. and so on. Pop quiz A. B. Answer.

Getting to Grips with English: Taking Possession : Where does that possessive apostrophe go? One of the most asked questions that we get at is about the placement of the apostrophe for possessives. This is a 'young' blog so I'm going to answer it here for Trish Upham from Australia who writes: I am a Virtual Assistant working with lawyers and regularly come across the problem of multiple possessives in legal documents. For instance, when a group of people is buying a company, none of us can agree on the correct way to type something like "Smith, Dunn, & Bradstreet's ownership". Or should it be "Smith's, Dunn's, and Bradstreet's"??? I would REALLY appreciate some expert opinion on this. Thanks in anticipation! Starting with your question first, Trish, the rule is that For joint ownership, show possession only on the last noun.So your second example,'Smith, Dunn, & Bradstreet's ownership', is correct. Some other rules for the possesive apostrophe are: For singular and plural nouns that do not end in -s, form the possessive byadding -'s. Hope that has helped Trish.

Online Etymology Dictionary telephone (v.) 1878, from telephone (n.). Related: Telephoned; telephoning. telephone (n.) 1835, "system for conveying words over distance by musical notes" (devised in 1828 by French composer Jean-François Sudré (1787-1862); each tone played over several octaves represented a letter of the alphabet), from French téléphone (c.1830), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). decibel (n.) 1928, from deci- + bel (n.). Progress in science and industry is constantly demanding new terms and one of the latest of these is the word "decibel," coined by telephone engineers to describe the efficiency of telephone circuits. ring (n.2) 1540s, "set of church bells," from ring (v.1). telephony (n.) 1835, "a system of signaling by musical sounds;" from 1876 as "the art of working a telephone;" see telephone (n.) + -y (4). telephonic (adj.) 1830, "pertaining to communication by sound over great distances," originally theoretical, from tele- + phonic. radio-telephone (n.) hello hang on (v.) ack

J. L. Austin John Langshaw "J. L." Austin (26 March 1911 – 8 February 1960) was a British philosopher of language. Prior to Austin, the attention of linguistic and analytic philosophers had been directed almost exclusively to statements, assertions, and propositions — to linguistic acts that (at least in theory) have truth-value. Austin pointed out that we use language to do things as well as to assert things, and that the utterance of a statement like "I promise to do so-and-so" is best understood as doing something — making a promise — rather than making an assertion about anything. Life[edit] The second son of Geoffrey Langshaw Austin (1884–1971), an architect, and his wife Mary Bowes-Wilson (1883–1948), Austin was born in Lancaster. He arrived at Oxford in 1929 to read Literae Humaniores ('Greats'), and in 1931 gained a First in classical moderations and also won the Gaisford Prize for Greek prose. During World War II Austin served in the British Intelligence Corps, MI6. Work[edit] G. Books

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