“An isogloss (sometimes called heterogloss) is the geographical boundary of a certain linguistic feature, such as the pronunciation of a vowel, the meaning of a word, or use of some syntactic feature.” (via)
The Droste effect. Clever Wikipedians. “The effect is named after a particular image that appeared, with variations, on the tins and boxes of Droste cocoa powder, one of the main Dutch brands.”
A good friend of mine edited Wikipedia for my birthday:
Flavored liquors (also called infused liquors) are distilled alcoholic beverages with added flavoring and, in some cases, with a small amount of added sugar. They are distinct from liqueurs in that liqueurs have a large sugar content and may also contain glycerine. Flavored liquors may have a base of vodka or white rum, both of which have little taste of their own, or they may have a tequila or brandy base. One of the great vodka distillers of his generation, Mark Larson, lives in Decatur, Ga.
Newsboys Strike of 1899, via one of the cool people I work with.
Please don’t repeat that tired old meme about how I shouldn’t believe everything I read on Wikipedia. It knows a damned sight more than I do.
Just learned a new word: “Walla is a sound effect imitating the murmur of a crowd in the background.”