September 19, 2002


The Oxford English Dictionary does have a sense of humor. The entry for antidisestablishmentarianism says of its usage: rare, but popularly cited as an example of a long word. Then, there's these guys.

If you've ever wondered what callipygian means, look no further than Kensey Alsman's paper Fetching Bums (the title alone deserves awards) and its hilarious review. (Alsman has also written a paper on Phlegmatic Women, in case you ever wondered what that meant.)

And if you missed CNN's woldwide coverage of the great debate on what carbonated beverages should be called, here's the survey they were talking about.