Thursday, November 17, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

Plane Carrying 53 Dogs Crash-lands on Golf Course. There were no fatalities. (via Fark)

Why Weren't The Avengers at T'Challa's Funeral

Cavities and Crowns: What Our Teeth Tell Us About Our Lives. (via Damn Interesting)

Apples Ranked at Apple Ranking. Each apple has its own page with a complete breakdown of its qualities or lack of, plus additional information, links, and comments. (via Boing Boing)

It's Not You, Movies are Just Darker These Days.

The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again, of America’s First Celebrity—a Woman Who Loved Other Women. That's actress Charlotte Cushman.  

The School for Future Billionaires. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words. Do you know them? (via Metafilter)


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Thanks for the article on Charlotte Cushman!

Bicycle Bill said...

Just out of curiosity, I checked, and 'bae' is now in the Scrabble dictionary (incidentally, the spellcheck in Windows 10 still flags it as a non-word), and I had to Google 'atting' to find out what it meant.

And words like 'guac''swole', 'dox', 'vax', and 'folx' are all good?  And loanwords from Sweden and Islam?  At least the common mispronunciation of 'ask' ('aks') is still a no-no — for now, anyway.

I know languages evolve, but usually it's for the better, not because we're a bunch of lazy-assed clods who can't be bothered to learn to spell or type out (or even SPEAK) in complete words.
So adieu, Scrabble. You were a good game that favored the educated and literate, now shot to hell.


gwdMaine said...

Haven't had the time to check all the new scrabble words, but I'll get to that soonish.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Back in the day if you wanted to know if a word was valid, not just for scrabble but general use, no problem, just look in the dictionary. Now days what dictionary? Is online cool or must be in print? How do you settle disagreements between dictionaries?
Life is hard.