The Scary Meter is a website that ranks how scary movies are, according to viewer ratings. (via Boing Boing)
Classic insults, with class. (Thanks, WTM!)
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A shrew-like creature that lived 225 million years ago is the oldest mammal ever identified. (via reddit)
A Ranking of All 75 Stephen King Books. Each listing has a short synopsis, a critique, and a link to buy the book. (via Metafilter)
$1.4 Billion Cruise Ship to be Scrapped Before First Cruise.
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Two-Headed Tortoise Turns 25. (via Boing Boing)
You know that little thing inside your head
that keeps you from saying things you
shouldn't? Yeah, I don't have one of those.
Happy Friday Miss C!
I wonder how many thought 'Scary Meter' was about the metric measure.
Outside USA, people spell the distance the correct way, i.e. metre, and keep the spelling of 'meter' for what it means, a gauge or measuring device, as in speed-o-meter.
That bloke years ago who wrote a simplified dictionary for the American people, with his own made up spellings ... he may have done his countrymen a disservice.
While I'm here, how come Americans insist on pronouncing the word herb the French way - 'erb - but not 'ospital for hospital ?
I could go on, but feel you've either stopped reading or are getting overly nationalistic.
Happy Friday, gwdMaine!
Americans don't insist on it. Everyone I know pronounces herbs with an h. Have you ever been to America?
American spelling is at least an effort to be more phonetic. It's pronounced "meter", not "metre" -- the e sound does not come after the R.
The spelling system in the rest of the world uses "-our" spelling for too many words that they pronounce just with "-uh" --colour, flavour, etc. Three letters is overkill for one sound that's barely even there.
I don't pronounce the 'h' in 'herb' for some reason. But all Americans pronounce the H in the person's name Herb.
I have a transplanted American friend with a Cockney accent who says 'ospital.
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