Sunday, February 10, 2019
I read this article about ideophones and what they might tell us about the origin of language. I got 70% on the opening quiz, though it's not that sort of quiz: the fact that most people get more than 50% correct is proof (?) de Saussure's assertion words are completely arbitrary signs may not be entirely correct.
Top Of The Reading Pile
Yes, Orlando Furioso was there last week, too. It's hard to tell but the bookmark has advanced. Really.
Doing the #OneCoverADay challenge led me to go look at my Don Marquis collection with illustrations by George Herriman of Krazy Kat fame. It also made me think ("wotthehell wotthehell") I should reread archy and mehitabel. (All lower case completely appropriate.) Maybe look for a Thursday poetry post.
Also my copy of Circe arrived from the library on Wednesday. I now have two and a half weeks to read it. (Since I won't be able to renew.)
Where I Am
Last week's snow is now looking grey and yicky, so how about this picture of a vintage (1951) streetcar that passed near my house in early January:
Sunny and no snow to speak of, then. It doesn't look like that today...
How are you all doing?