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emilyaldenfoster:

Onomastics is the study of names.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for hot dogs and so few for french fries? This is the zine for you!

Have you ever met someone who seems to have invented an entire vocabulary of slang that only they can understand?
This is a zine made by one of those people!

Are you fascinated by how things are named, and why one name sticks while others don’t?
This is the zine for you!

This zine does not include any scholarly information about the field of onomastics, but it does include lists of silly names/nicknames for hot dogs, french fries, types of dogs and bees, a baby girl, and both of my cats. At the end there are vocabulary quizzes where you have to guess the meanings of words that my friend Gregg and I use all the time, like “mushmouth” “pigfruit” and “bunny ones.”

Buy it here

ihatethisfilm:

Play is the work of young children: conversations with Miss Leonore Wilson on the teaching of fives (excerpt) |  [Karen] Crommie & [David] Crommie (1974)

Three weeks after filming, these Nueva Day School kindergarteners were knocked out in the first round of Battle of the Bands, under 6 division, by visiting Heslington Primary School. NDS drummer Bob once again refused to perform halfway through the song, sealing their downfall. Heslington eventually reached the finals of the competition where they faced a small ensemble of German upstarts studying under the tutelage of Gertrud Meyer-Denkmann. And you know what they say about Battle of the Bands: 22 bands make noises for 90 minutes and at the end,  the Germans always win.

doneworseforless:

TODAY IS A FINE DAY.

emilyaldenfoster:

Something to Someone #1

This zine is all about my grandma, who was an avid mail-sender throughout most of her life. It’s also about memory and how memories are passed down and become distorted through photographs. I also talk a little bit about her experience with alzheimer’s, how I’m sad that I didn’t ask her more things about her life when I had the chance, and special trips to the bank to get $2 bills with my grandpa.

The zine comes with two envelopes, handmade from pages of books and calendars, to encourage you to send some mail of your own.

Buy it here

Newsstands by Trevor Traynor
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doneworseforless:

Today in your “Wonderful Stories About Prince Buried In An Al Yankovic Review” news.

doneworseforless:

Today in your “Wonderful Stories About Prince Buried In An Al Yankovic Review” news.

lettersiwillneversendtoyou:

i cannot do this ughhhhh

lettersiwillneversendtoyou:

i cannot do this ughhhhh

Bride and groom advertisement for the Domestic sewing machine
c1882

"I know we’ve only been married for five minutes, but I could really use some new pants."

Bride and groom advertisement for the Domestic sewing machine
c1882

"I know we’ve only been married for five minutes, but I could really use some new pants."

marras6:

New comic “3D PRINTER” that I had to spend way too much time working on