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August 29, 2011

Updated Light
Posted by Teresa at 08:35 PM * 16 comments

Patrick has Opined that in cases where I’ve gone on updating a post long after it went public, I ought to periodically mention that there’s new material in it.

I hereby confess that I’ve been collecting additional dreadful phrases in Dreadful Phrases since May 2006, and keeping track of BBC Hamsters since January 2007.

Comments on Updated Light:
#1 ::: Xopher HalfTongue ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 08:57 PM:


I agree with Patrick. Why update things if not to have us look at them?

#2 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 09:14 PM:

Xopher, I can't claim that I ever thought it through.

#3 ::: Melanie S. ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 10:22 PM:

I feel like somebody should make a flash-fiction contest: pick one of those dreadful phrases and write a story about it.

#4 ::: Dawno ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 10:59 PM:

Oh, thank you for mentioning the BBC Hamster thread again, I needed to bookmark it in my new browser! (My only attempt at poetry on ML is in that thread).

#5 ::: Erik Nelson ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 11:02 PM:

Melanie at #3: or maybe a slash fiction contest?

#6 ::: Melanie S. ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 11:21 PM:

Erik at #5: Well, the peachy king did have that illicit affair with the rabid typist, but I'm afraid they've now been sentenced to the penile system.

#7 ::: DBratman ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2011, 11:46 PM:

I've always thought "ex-patriots" was a useful concept.

Suggestion: Put direct links to these, especially "Dreadful Phrases" which is too good to lose in the depths of the archives again, on your site's home page next to such other gems as "The Man Who Melted Jack Dann" and "Top Ten Reasons Civil War Battles Took Place in National Parks", which I frequently forward to the sophisticatedly amused.

#8 ::: B. Durbin ::: (view all by) ::: August 30, 2011, 12:16 AM:

I second that recommendation.

#9 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: August 30, 2011, 02:00 AM:

Patrick, can you do that for us?

#10 ::: Bill Stewart ::: (view all by) ::: August 30, 2011, 03:27 AM:

What a truly scary thread! (No, not the hamsters, the Dreadful Phrases.)

#11 ::: Bruce E. Durocher II ::: (view all by) ::: August 30, 2011, 03:50 PM:

If you find the "Audrey Hepburn can make anything look wearable" item again, please add that into the "good stuff" links.

#12 ::: Glen Blankenship ::: (view all by) ::: August 31, 2011, 01:23 PM:

I've been collecting the various ways people spell 'voilà' for some time now. The current collection is:

Wa La
voi là
wah lah

#13 ::: Bill Stewart ::: (view all by) ::: August 31, 2011, 07:04 PM:

Glen@12 - vuvuzela

#14 ::: Anne Sheller ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2011, 12:06 AM:


#15 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2011, 04:23 PM:

Glen, I'm snaffling that list for the Dreadful Phrases post.

#16 ::: Glen Blankenship ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2011, 02:18 PM:

Cool. :-)

I'll try to remember to add a comment to that post when I encounter new variants.

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