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If you’ve never read Jon

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:42 pm

If you’ve never read Jon Carroll’s columns on mondegreens, do so now. It’s amazing how a slight mishearing of something can toad Leigh chains the mean ink bee hinded…

Y’know, the word malaise is

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:23 pm

Y’know, the word malaise is intrinsically cool. After all, can you think of any other word for discomfort or depression that, as Dave Barry pointed out in one of his books, sounds as if it should refer to a sandwich spread?

The only reason I mention this, incidentally, is that I managed to work the word into a college essay. (And no, it wasn’t used in any of the source materials, so there…)

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