January 14, 2010
Fillmore La November 25th 1860Old Abe Lincoln
God damn your god damned old Hellfired god damned soul to hell god damn you and goddam your god damned family's god damned hellfired god damned soul to hell and god damnation god damn them and god damn your god damn friend to hell god damn their god damned souls to damnation god damn them and god dam their god damn families to eternal god damnation god damn souls to hell god damn them and God Almighty God damn Old Hamlin to to hell God damn his God damned soul all over eveywhere double damn his God damned soul to hell
Now you God damned old Abolition son of a bitch God damn you I want you to send me God damn you about one dozen good offices Good God Almighty God damn your God damned soul and three or four pretty Gals God damn you
--letter to Abraham Lincoln, referenced in Bill Bryon's "Made in America" about how America contributed to the English language.
And by doing God damn you you|
Fruits, in descending order of how soon I'll get to them: bananas, clementine, pear, orange, apple -a mix of tastiness, ease, & durability
Man, "OK" is such a great Americanism, our linguistic gift to the world. Just a nice understated expression of positive sentiment.
The American was good natured, generous, hospitable and social, and he reversed the whole history of language to make the term 'stranger' one of welcome.
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/phd_students/backus/girlfriend - the author uses the Extra Terrestrial Life Drake Equation to explain why he doesn't have a girlfriend - real life XKCD!
Where do people go to poke at and then buy laptops? Micro Center has a decent selection, Bust Buy is meh, where else?
http://firstpersontetris.com/ - making the rounds. Dizzying!