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Video of Sir Terry Pratchett in Conversation
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In this video of his only Melbourne public appearance, Sir Terry Pratchett, satirist, novelist and beloved icon, joined Michael Williams for a broad, entertaining discussion at RMIT’s Storey Hall. Pratchett discusses his early work as a journalist, his first forays into fiction, his thoughts on illness, death and religion, and insights into his stories and characters.
Pratchett opens with a…
Save Your Words
Whenever a new edition of the dictionary is released there’s lots shiny new words appearing, but what about the losers? To make room, hundreds of old words are pushed out of the dictionary and subsequently from our language.
Enter Save the Words, a site that suggests you adopt an endangered word. It works by clicking on a word, say pugnastics (definition: displays of boxing…
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