Archive for June, 2012

In preparation for some Glossolalia posts, I am really getting into Beowulf. The first 11 lines of the poem: Hwæt! We Gardena         in geardagum,  þeodcyninga,         þrym gefrunon,  hu ða æþelingas         ellen fremedon.  Oft Scyld Scefing         sceaþena þreatum,  5monegum mægþum,     […]

I’m in love! Ten episodes, a minute a piece, tracking the history of the English language. Just FYI, two of the seven words in the title of this post aren’t of English or Germanic origin. Which ones?

Have you ever thought to yourself, I wish I had a bottle of wine divided into four individually-sealed servings? Well here it is! STACKED Wines, based in Newport Beach, CA, has beautifully packaged  an entire bottle of wine into four shatterproof glass. They make Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Merlot, all from California-grown fruit. I just […]

Soda. Pop. Coke. Fizzy drink. Seeing as how most soft drinks were made by chemists, it’s not surprise that there are some strange origins to many of the sodas we all know and love. I’ve scoured Wikipedia to bring you some of the more interesting stories.