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  • English is a wordy language!

    by Ray

    We have compared the word-counts of the considerable number of translations into English from other languages on our site – 423 at latest count – with the following results: - ALL OF THE TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH OF RUSSIAN AND GERMAN TEXTS HAVE WITHOUT EXCEPTION SIGNIFICANTLY MORE WORDS THAN (...)

  • Interesting things read recently that I would like to share with you

    by Ray

    INDEX Citations Moby Dick, by Herman Melville (1851) Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope (1857) Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens (1857) A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens (1859) Adam Bede, by George Eliot (1859) The Mill on The Floss, by George Eliot (1860) Silas Marner, by George (...)

  • "I Love Awfully Bad Writing", by James Clarke

    by James Clark

    I LOVE AWFULLY BAD WRITING
    I love awfully bad writing. Indeed I can say (with all due modesty) that I am quite good at it myself. This might explain why I am fascinated by the annual Bulwyer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the worst opening to a novel.
    Every year since 1984 San Jose State (...)