S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

A literary commonality

As some of you know, I started a new weblog last month, called One Peppercorn. It's about the language of food, and is an excuse for me to pursue the meanings and uses of interesting food words as I encounter them in novels, histories, menus, manuscripts, conversation, and in the news. It's something I've been thinking of starting for years; C. and the stew project finally made it happen.

I don't intend to post about it often here, but did think it worth sharing today's revelation (a revelation to me as much as to anyone else, I suspect): what More's Utopia has in common with the Just William* books.

* None of which I've read.

In unrelated news, my home state has, for the second time, sent me an unsolicited ballot for a forthcoming election. I am delighted to be a part of democracy so conveniently.

Also, let me recommend to you the Retail Alphabet Game. (Americans stand more of a chance of getting most right than do people from elsewhere, but it's still worth a look, I think, if you're from elsewhere.)
Tags: food

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