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September 27, 2002

Master of Minutiae dies at

Master of Minutiae dies at 103 Joseph Nathan Kane was the author of such librarian lifesavers Famous First Facts: A Record of First Happenings, Discoveries and Inventions in the United States, More First Facts and 1,000 Facts Worth Knowing. What a fascinating life of the mind he's had. R.I.P. Mr. Kane - I'm sure you're busy compiling facts from the great beyond.

Oh flubberduckies! You are such a puffenglooper! B.Y.O.D., or Build-Your-Own-Dictionary, is a site run by the editorial staff at Merriam-Webster - it encourages kids to submit invented words for this play dictionary. It's for completely for fun and gets kids to think about and play with language - although I wouldn't be surprised if someone mistook it for the real thing and tried to use these words anyway.

Yours, &c., LC | 01:56 PM | | Comments (1)


Hi! I find your blog to be an interesting read, and I love Colin Firth (not to mention that Jane Austen is my favorite writer) as well! Are you interested in exchanging links?

Posted by: Rhea at September 27, 2002 10:54 PM