Daily Archives: November 21st, 2015


I’m reading an autobiography written in the 1940s, and came across the sentence I was pussy. Clearly the word didn’t mean then what it means now, and I was having a heck of a time figuring out what he meant until I found an online Webster’s Dictionary from 1828 that cleared up the confusion:  it …

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Was Here

Billy Collins writes of haiku in the introduction to Haiku in English, edited by Jim Kacian, ©2013: Many people don’t get haiku.  They typically ask what the big deal is about a frog leaping into a pond or a piece of green pepper falling off a salad bowl.  So what indeed?  Maybe the best answer …

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