On the Shelf
OMG Churchill, and Other News
November 30, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The first use of OMG? This letter to Winston Churchill may be of tremendous significance to the history of texting.
A collection of rare dictionaries is expected to fetch up to one million dollars at auction, although you can snatch up James Caulfield’s Blackguardiana: or, A Dictionary of Rogues, Bawds, Pimps, Whores, Pickpockets, Shoplifters… for three to five thousand dollars.
“A DIY spirit has possessed Atlanta's writers and readers, who are taking literature out of the stuffy confines of the library and into coffeehouses, bars, galleries, and event spaces.”
“In the last couple of days, my book has caused quite a flurry of controversy—or rather, a misrepresentation of it has.” Clearing up the OED scandal.
Kurt Vonnegut's rules for reading fiction: a 1965 term paper assignment.