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A Fairy Tale Philtrum

What in the Sam Hill?! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words.

Oh, man, when we have fun on the air, we have it in spades, buckets, and buttloads. This past weekend we took a quick look at whether old-fashioned fairy tales are too violent for the modern child, the origin of "soap opera," something about "dog-fooding," and we put our finger on "philtrum."

https://www.waywordradio.org/once-upon-a-time/

Would a server by any other name be as functional? At IT World, Josh Fruhlinger takes a look at the naming conventions used for networks and servers, like naming them all after African countries or Simpsons characters.

http://tinyurl.com/aogr7x

What's the deal with President Obama saying, "I screwed up"? Can he say that on the air?

http://tinyurl.com/bc4vec

June Casagrande breaks down the the story about "such as" being preferable to "like."

http://www.kilgorenewsherald.com/news/2009/0208/lifestyles/019.html

An interview with MIT professor Wayne O'Neil on second-language acquisition:

http://tinyurl.com/af2efs

Google makes its Google Books archive of millions of books available to mobile phones:

http://books.google.com/googlebooks/mobile/

Buh-bye,

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

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