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October already? You know what that means: It’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers.

Mug via McSweeney’s Store.


A retired lecturer in medieval history has found what appears to be the earliest use of… 395 more words


What's in a name?

I recently read a joke in which there were two brothers, who had the same name ‘John’. One brother was a tourist bus operator, while the other was an undertaker. 405 more words

Everyday Moments

Common-noun surnames of Ogle County

I’m starting a collection. Updates as I find them.

And from the Rockford Register Star’s obituary page:

MARY K. HEAD, 88 CHANA – Mary K. 102 more words


What's in a name?

“What’s in a name?” asked Juliet in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.  She had just learned that her lover’s surname belonged to a family that was her parents’ enemy.  1,187 more words


Three Regarding A Name (2015)

1. First.
2. Last.
3. Ones hard to pronounce.
Unless it is yours-
Then the sound easily pours.