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Friday, November 12, 2010

... and it keeps on ticking

Just a reminder that You Don't Say continues in its second life at

Also on, you can see the resumption of my video jokes, posted on alternate Mondays.

And a new feature, In a Word, presents a new vocabulary word every Monday. Here is a gallery of entries.