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Big Hi for all of you!

I am suffering now hahahaha,,yes I finally got my braces on my teeth. and worst case is not about the pain that caused by braces but the pain because of ulcer on my lips as the effects of digest problem Ha! 711 more words


How to read an ancient manuscript: 11th century Vergil’s Aeneid (Part 2)

Welcome back to the task of reading a real 11th century Latin manuscript of Vergil’s Aeneid. In Part 1, we launched straight into the task of deciphering this delightful Carolingian Minuscule manuscript, learning some of the most frequent scribal abbreviations. 2,376 more words


Ode* on Music and Typography

In the mood for a good swoon? Below lies a link to a soulful duo who sing beautifully then take a break to discuss the historical origin of a ligature. 392 more words

Pure Bliss

The Origin of the Ampersand

It’s the character that was taken out of the alphabet – but is still used every day.

The ampersand is mostly used stylistically today; it’s used as a symbol for “and”, but only to save room or for aesthetic reasons. 210 more words