Friday roundup: odd book titles, scary comments

First thing in this week's roundup: a guardian.co.uk photo-feature on some of the oddest book titles of the past 30 years. The feature itself is titled 'Oddest book title prize'; is it really the book titles that are odd, or just the prize? Either way, thanks for the link, Sarah.

And when did the Guardian website stop calling itself Guardian Unlimited? Missed that one completely.

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Second, my new favourite website: spEak You're bRanes, otherwise known as www.ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com. It's "a collection of ignorance, narcissism, stupidity, hypocrisy and bad grammar" found amongst the comments made on the BBC's 'Have Your Say' site. Hilarious, yet highly worrying.

Thanks for this one, Gareth.

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Last but not least, another good linguistics blog find: Literal-Minded. I'm going to add it to the blogroll.

3 comments:

Roy said...

Re. Oddest Book Titles: I particularly liked "Living With Crazy Buttocks". Does this mean the author has crazy buttocks or lives with somebody whose name is Crazy Buttocks? As for "People Who Don't Know They're Dead", I know loads of them.

Roy said...

Just looked at spEak You're bRains. What a brilliant website and confirms my earlier comment that there are lots of people who don't know they're dead.

Neal said...

Hey, thanks, JD!