variant of axi-, especially before a vowel.
Around the Web: Norwegian Books, Axes, and ALL CAPS
In case you missed it because of Thanksgiving, the first book published in America sold (pictured) for $14 million. Is the period pissed? Computational analysis supports this hypothesis. Also, ALL CAPS aren’t as angry as they used to be. Newsweek is coming back into print. Meanwhile Norway is digitizing all Norwegian books. Related: the hilarious accidents of Google Books digitization. An obituary for the letter e. …
A woman fights off a bear with a “courgette.” What is a courgette” and why is it funny?
According to the British tabloid the Daily Mirror, a quick-thinking Montana woman fended off a bear attack with a 14-inch courgette. Is this some sort of ax, shovel, or broom? No. Here’s a hint: a courgette is perfect sautéed in garlic and butter. If you are of British extraction, you may recognize the weapon of necessity as the humble yet prolific zucchini. A green variety of summer …
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