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"Lava 1" by lord_yo, used under CC BY / cropped

I was reading the webpage of my hero, Donald Knuth inventor of TEX , when I read his argument for "email" replacing "e-mail". I hyphenate e-mail. Not because I think of e-mail as weird mail, but because I can't accept the idea of a letter being pronounced by its name instead of its sound, unless the…

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Sgt. Howie: But they are - are naked! Lord Summerisle: Well, naturally. It's much too dangerous to jump through fire with their clothes on.

The Wicker Man

Why is it illegal to go naked in public? Although I probably wouldn't have the nerve to do it on a really hot day, I'd probably get closer than…

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