Mother’s the word. “The wordlist, which contains only one verb (cherish) which is not also a noun, emerged after the council asked more than 7,000 learners in 46 countries what they considered the most beautiful words in English language. Some 35,000 other people registered their favourites in an online poll run in the non-English speaking countries where the council operates.” Of course mother tops the list. Isn’t “mama” or some variation thereof the first word out of most babe’s mouths?
A Course About Weblogs. Huh. I’m not sure if my school offers a blog course (I am too lazy to look it up in the course catalogue I got a couple weeks ago) but I don’t think I’d take such a class unless it was required of me. You see, I’m one of those students who take courses that I either have to take or are interesting (i.e. science related). If it involves reading 18th century literature or a bunch of philosophical works, I can do that myself without going to an organized class with a talking head. A blogging class falls firmly into the latter kind. Besides, I’m blogging right now.
PhDweblogs. “PhDweblogs.net is a non-profit initiative to bring together PhD students’ weblogs from all around the world.” I’m not sure if I should submit. Maybe not. Most of the posts on this weblog are personal and/or meme-ish and not research related.
Newspapers Should Really Worry. I suppose they’re right. I read most of my news online. I only buy a paper maybe once in a blue moon. And that’s only because I need something to put my mud covered boots on.
Complete list. “This list contains the “Top 1000” titles owned by OCLC member libraries—the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the “purchase vote” of libraries around the globe.”
Alexander the (not so) Great fails to conquer America’s homophobes. Interesting theory, although I have to point out that conservatives have been decrying the media for moral decay ever since it has been invented. Maybe it’s a flop because the movie’s just plain bad. I haven’t seen the movie although I have to say that Oliver Stone’s past movies–I’ve taken a film class before which showed only Oliver Stone movies–were pretty good. Maybe they’re stirring up controversy so people would go see the movie (and spend money) instead of lying about the house in a turkey-induced coma.