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http://c13.zedo.com/OzoDB/h/5/255139/V1/728×90.gif This regrettable animated GIF is currently blinking on the Rough Guides homepage. “Unforgettable”? “Exciting”?! Clearly, the copy was written by someone who has never visited Switzerland. And did anyone else misread “get natural” as “get neutral”? I laugh at Switzerland’s efforts to add itself to my European itinerary. **BUMPITY BUMP** It knows. See how […]

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http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/courtier/courtier.html A Stumble from Razvigor induces nostalgia. Here’s an online edition of Baldassare Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier, as translated by Thomas Hoby. I was lucky enough to have spent the better part of my second year at Uni on a research project, preparing an annotated version of Hoby’s diary. Hoby was one of the […]

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