Category Archives: miscellaneous

Posters and Infobesity

Do you have an infobesity problem? Here at the Corpora Institute we have the solutions. For more information see this website or a paper app poster near you.

Thinking about writing an etextbook

Thinking about writing a textbook? Then why not write an etextbook. Apple has released iBook Author to help people write their own books for the iBook and iPad. Haven’t tried it yet but will in the near future to give an update.

Occupy – the trek from a verb to a compound proper noun

One of the key words of 2011 was ‘occupy’, or to be exact Occupy X. It is said to have begun in New York in September but was inspired by the Arab Spring and camp protests in Spain in May.

Words have the ability to fill a space in a language’s lexicon if one is not there as in this case. Theoretically there is no difference between these protests and others of the traditional line. But once it is given a status of difference it becomes an entity separate from the rest.

The difference is not so much a material one as one which is cognitive.

Versatile (linguine-istics)

Versatile – The poetical board game by Corpora Brothers … in stores Xmas 2012.

See linguine-istics.

C4N Y0U R3AD 7H15?

I came across this via an old schoolmate.

I have no idea where it comes from. If anyone knows please let me know.

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Internet security

that warm fuzzy feeling one gets when one connects to the internet and finds the servers are not down.

Sustainable economics (linguine-istics)

Sustainable economics – what economists think is possible but environmentalists know is not.

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Derrida

An awful mispelling of ‘the reader’ by ignorant postmodern scholars.

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Lay monk (linguine-istics)

Lay monk – a person who has taken the vow of not getting up.

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What are ‘linguine-istics’?

Linguine-istics are humourous definitions of words and phrase. for example:

Linguine-istics – the study of humourous language that is just right (al dente).

They are to be regular feature on this blog and are categorized under linguine-istics. Click here to see all.