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Guy Re-Writing the Dictionary—in Limericks

Gargantuan project started as a joke

(Newser) - One man's joke has become his mission: to give each word in the dictionary a rhyming definition. Chris Strolin was teasing English buffs in an Oxford English Dictionary forum years ago when he said the dictionary should be rewritten in limericks, reports the AP . He ended up embracing the...

Savaged in Book, McCourt's Hometown Split on Legacy

(Newser) - The Irish town exposed in grisly detail by late son Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes isn’t quite sure what to do with its ignominy, the AP reports. A majority of Limerick citizens are proud—“The book was a delight and 80% true,” one historian says—but...

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