Statistics Saturday: Subjects I Go To The Library Looking For A Book About Versus Subjects Of Books I Come Out With


Subject I Go In Looking For A Book About Subject Of Book I Come Out With
Amusement Parks Madame Blavatsky
The Taiping Rebellion Muzak’s Contributions to World War II
Niagara Falls Containerized Cargo
The Gemini Program The History of the Accordion
Oxygen Alexander von Humboldt
The Oort Cloud Comic Strips
Science Fiction, Criticism The Cherry Sisters
The Cherry Sisters Lawns
Dictionaries Languages for Extraterrestrial Squirrels
The Great Migration Public Swimming Pools
The Customs Wall of India Wood
Magnetism The Grand Canyon

PS: You would be shocked to know how much of this is not joking.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: Subjects I Go To The Library Looking For A Book About Versus Subjects Of Books I Come Out With”

    1. Akira Okrent’s In The Land Of Invented Languages — which is about the attempt to come up with new languages. It’s entwined in the ideas of making universal languages, and in organizing thesauruses and dictionaries. And part of the book is about people who create languages for the challenge of it.

      One of the examples was creating a language speakable without using a voice box, and the creators developed a race of alien squirrels who’d be the creatures who spoke that. If I remember right, they even speak several families of alien-squirrel languages, with dialects and everything.

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