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“Godverdikke! Ken a kapmes in me kop!”

Long, long ago–almost before humans had devised writing–there was a tradition among the people of Usenet of translating the phrase “My God, there’s an axe in my head!” into different languages. The title of this post is just that in the Ostend dialect of Flemish. At the link, you can find one of the oldest and [...]

Gargoyles & Grotesques, Part 1

“QUANTUM SHOT” #653Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Grinning Gargoyles and Grimacing Grotesques We’ve all seen them, those odd looking carved faces, some with horns, some half animal or half human, often looking miserable, scowling at us from the outer walls of buildings. Often they’re spotted on churches and other older structures, but [...]