Feb. 14th, 2008

boutique

Feb. 14th, 2008 02:23 pm
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Looking for a synonym for "boutique," I'm at merriam-webster.com, which says the word is derived from the Greek apothēkē (storehouse), probably by way of the Old Occitan botica. Which sounds a lot like the Spanish bodega to me. That's so cool.

(Look, [livejournal.com profile] siderea - a shout-out for Old Occitan!)
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Over in Neil Gaiman's journal he's got a voting thingy going on to celebrate the journal's seventh birthday. He & his publisher will make one of his books available for free download for about a month, and readers get to vote on which book they should go with (chosen from a short list of eight).

But the part that tickles me is that the webmasters have photoshopped some colorful, candle-flickering birthday cakes into some of the images on the site. Like Gaiman's childhood photograph. Or one of the portraits of the Endless around the dinner table from one of the final issues of Sandman - adding party hats to their heads and all. Completely funny.

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