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Cream of the Cool

A term coined by writer Paul Jennings for Punch magazine in 1966, Anglish is a linguistic purism project conducted on the internet on various wikis and news reporting blogs, such as The Anglish Times, with the goal of communicating modern science and current events in a form of English which omits nearly all words which have etymologies sourced from languages other than English. The majority of foreign vocabulary in English entered the…

A category of hymns in Byzantine Chant music, the troparion consists of one stanza of lyrics, which may be a standalone prayer or part of a series of prayer stanzas, such as Canons, which are performed in rotation throughout different times in the liturgical year, each stanza being representative of the main idea or theme of that day's sermon.

Most commonly, the term troparion is a functional synonym for the apolytikion, the daily thematic hymn dismissing the congregation…

"If you're not careful and no-clip out of reality in wrong areas, you'll end up in the Backrooms, where it's nothing but the stink of moist carpet, the madness of mono-yellow, and endless background noise of fluorescent lights at maximum hum-buzz, and approximately six hundred million square miles of randomly segmented empty rooms to be trapped in. God save you if you hear something wandering around nearby, because it sure as hell has heard you…"


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The human stood and the other being composed itself on something not quite like a chair. The alien furniture had been the only furnishing in the otherwise bare craft that had borne it to Earth, along with tanks of whatever sustenance the thing required and a hardcoded transmitter. The human stretched out her hand with a marker and wrote, on the matte stainless surface of the table between them, | | || ||| ||||| |||||||| ||||||||||||| |||||||||||||||||||||
The other reached out immediately…