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January 5th, 2008


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03:19 pm - Schott's, 2008
Two favourite finds from the 60 pages of Schott's Almanac 2008 that I've managed so far:
PROSTITOTS
Children who are dressed in sexually inappropriate clothing.

     —"Words of the Year" section, p. 12

…and, in the completely-squicking-me-out category:
In an attempt to break the world record, Brazilian Claudio Paulo Pinto stretched his eyeballs 0.3" out of their sockets (sadly, he failed; the world record is 0.43").

     —"Significa · 2007" section, p. 15

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From:trystero
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
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I actually have that book: it's not quite as entertaining as its title suggests, but it's pretty entertaining all the same.

There's also a sequel and a rebuttal volume (the Amazon UK page for which has a link to another charming title).

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