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Many posts ago, I quoted a colleague who commented that that the fact we share so much of our DNA with chimps (and, for that matter, sea cucumbers) is only significant if we think of DNA as non-sequential. If, on … Continue reading

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The last place you’d expect to find a review of the O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 is in what purports to be a review of the 2008 collection – just out. But the Manila Standard Today is clearly a paper … Continue reading

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(Sic) as a parrot

Watching daytime TV yesterday (yes, I’ve been staying with my mother), I noticed spelling mistakes in two consecutive ads. In the first, for a removal company (I think), ‘geographical’ was spelt ‘georgraphical’ (note the intrusive ‘r’). In the second, claims … Continue reading

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