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[links] Link salad for a tired Sunday

Publishing and Permission — M.K. Hobson on the writing mind.

Shelf-Conscious — Writers and their books. (Via [info]danjite.)

Sing, sang, sungWhat the linguist notices here is that the system of around 200 irregular verbs in English is so complex and hard to memorize that native-speaking professional journalists and editors are unable to pick the right preterite form for extremely common verbs.

Confused ‘The Artist’ Patrons Demand Refunds, Didn’t Know Film Was Silent — Um…

Striking multiple-exposure photo of air traffic by artist Ryu HoYeol

The Tea Party’s war on mass transitHouse Republicans try to gut federal funds for subways as they extend the culture wars to urban policy issues. As tipster [info]threeoutside says, "[T[he middle-class and upper-lower-class people who are pushing this shit. Do they have an image in their minds of what they want their world to be like?"

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage — And therefore the conservative response is to limit access to contraception. Hey, GOP, this is reality calling. Hello? Anyone home?

Santorum’s Gospel of Inequality

?otd: Worn out?

Writing time yesterday: 3.5 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: n/a
Hours slept: 8.25 (solid)
Weight: 237.8
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann

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