I had this concept--after a strange dream, while scoping out the I Dreamed I Saw st. Augustine
tab in my just-in-case-it-disappears downloaded dylanchords
, of ...St. Augustine
as a slow moody slide in Open D ala Blind Texas Marlin. But then I got to wondering whether someone might have a chord dictionary online where a few variations on a first position B Minor
in Open D might be found. Voila! Achtung, Baby! Behold Brian's huge chordlist collection
. Oh, man, he's got your standard and open tunings on guitar plus mandolin, uke, banjos, bouzouki, pipa and lute. A living room guitarist's must have, no doubt, although a few more open tunings for pipa would have been nice... [more inside]
What Does That Mean
explains what it means to be having a blue
or to be loaded for bear
. This is a newish wiki site, so could use some more content. Me? I'm off to get something from the chilly bin
and then I may add some regional idioms of my own...
The Skeptic's Dictionary
is a wonderful resource for all sentient individuals: 'A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions (and how to think critically about them
)'. It's where I send people when they start telling me nonsense.
It is also a jolly good read: try the entry for natural
, for example. And some entries, like the entry for IQ and race
, verge on the profound.
There is a print edition, but the extensive internal and external site linkage makes reading the collection online a particular joy. While The Skeptic's Dictionary has been referred to before
on MeFi, the link made the site out to be a cornucopia of Urban legend-style oddities, like Snopes
. Which I thought was a shame: not dissing Snopes, but the Skeptic's Dictionary delivers a firm grounding in critical thinking as well.
This post is dedicated to all of my relatives who chipped in to buy shark cartilage
tablets and several fifty-dollar pamphlets full of testimonials
after my father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and who probably still think the worse of me for not contributing to their folly.
The Online Etymology Dictionary.
I'll be spending most of my day here.
While trying to write some silly poetry, I found this
good resource for finding all things "rhymes". Glad I found a counterpart to my French Dictionnaire de Rimes
I love words sites
- Definitions for thousands of the most current IT-related words.
Not everyone knows about this site. It is pretty helpful for a quick lookup for anything computer related.
mean? Should I RTFM
before asking the BOFM
? If he tells me "IIRC
, I'm not HTH
" what would you do? Try the acronymfinder