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solecism – Wiktionary

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/solecism Solecism, n. 1. Error in the use of language, especially an error concerning etiquette. 2. In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to affect the vernacular of a particular dialect. 3. Any faux pas involving a transgression against the norms of expected behavior. [From the Greek Σολοικισμος (soloikismos); from Σολοικος […]

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The Rosetta Stone

http://www.citrinitas.com/history_of_viscom/images/alphabet/rosetta.html A representation of a very famous history-defining artifact. No explanation offered, and none needed. (Well, not here, anyway.)

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Spain destroys lost Roman city for a car park – Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2157887,00.html I should have stuck with the puerile larfs – this link is depressing, though provides continuity on the theme of WANKERS: Spain destroys lost Roman city for a car park Juan Wic, the mayor, who is responsible for the car park project, said he was happy to have kept one of his main election […]

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Julius Caesar – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar And an accompanying StumbleTour featuring some of the main players in the intrigue dramatised by Rome: One of the virs forming the First Triumvirate, Pompey Magnus; his friend cum rival Big Julie (pictured in the Photoblog, but then you should have known that – tuh!); Cato the Younger (aka Oscar Ille Grouchius) and fellow […]

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Greek fire – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Fire This is pretty cool. An ancient and apparently overpowering weapon that, thousands of years later, we still haven’t recreated: “Greek Fire (also called Byzantine Fire and liquid fire) was a weapon used by the Byzantine Empire, said to have been invented by a Syrian Christian refugee named Kallinikos (Callinicus) of Heliopolis, probably about 673. […]

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