Sometimes I can’t sleep. This is the kind of book I turn to. It is an almost random collection of crazy facts. They organize them so that it almos flows as prose.
mamihiapiinatapei - (however you pronouce that) is from the Yagan of Austrailia and means “the wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but who are both reluctant to start”.
The Amondara of the Amazon have no word for “time.”
That makes this a place I would enjoy. I hate time. The idea of having to be somewhere at a specific time and leave at another. I understand the need for it I guess, but I like the idea of working on something when it needs working on and being done when it is complete more than being forced to do something for a set amount of time.
I didn’t verify this one, even though in the back of the book there is a good collection of references. But my intuition tells me they are probably right.
I’m afraid a lot of the sentences that come out of my mouth would have to end with this mark.
I really don’t think this evolved, but I won’t discuss that here. It does however amaze me how much faith it takes to believe in the chance of macro evolution.
That explains why I find the game really boring.
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I’ve never been to Nebraska. I guess it is fairly windy there.