Tuesday, January 13, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

As fans of both ellipses and magic words, we were tickled to find this colorful quotation:

"Saying the magic words 'There's no place like home' may get you out of Oz, but saying 'Oh, it's just ellipsis!' doesn't spirit you away out of the syntactic Narnia that is English grammar."
—Geoffrey K. Pullum, Language Log, Dec. 14, 2007


In other news, here's a review of our Magic Words: A Dictionary:

This 352 page dictionary of magic words was a real hoot to review, I had a blast just thumbing through the pages and learning about myths, origins, trivia and other cool stuff. I even learned how to summon zombies and bring big changes into my life. I also found the illustrations and icons to be very helpful with the process.

I must tell you I knew of some magic words from books and movies, but I never imagined there were so many and even how they came to be in the first place. I think this voluminous teacher will go a long way in helping anyone broaden their horizons. I would recommend it to those who enjoy learning. Thanks Craig, for the interesting and informative experience.

—Riki Frahmann, Mystic Living Today

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