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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Saturday February 09, 2002
01:23 AM


[ #2733 ]
Dear Log,

Bookstore run! Hooboy!
A great haul today from the used bookstore:

  • A really fine and interesting Malay <-> English dictionary. Quite surprising, since it's from Hippocrene Books, who are usually the Typhoid Mary of lexicography.
  • A fun little book on Tagalog -- with totally Laugh-In stylee psychedelic cover art. Sock it to me! As Kommissar of Pod, I hereby decree that henceforth, all computer books should have that kind of cover art. All who resist will be given penalties of TORTURE.
  • Abbot and Mansfield's A Primer of [Ancient] Greek Grammar. Great big handy tables for declensions and conjugations.
  • A medium-sized [Modern-]Greek <-> English dictionary, from Oxford Univ. Press. I'd been on the lookout for a nice cheap Modern Greek dictionary, and finally found this. It's a 2000 edition, so it even has the new simplified (monotonic) orthography! OPAH!

Total cost of this shopping expedition: twenty-four of your Earth "dollars".

Dinner tonight: Hopi Omelette. Instead of green onions, I'm using some minced leek-whites, fried up with a bit of Thai na-rog (red chili paste, etc), which smells a bit like chorizo.

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