Wednesday, July 18, 2007
A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That--July '07 edition
1. Recognize this guy?
You'd be right if you said Daniel Radcliffe (a.k.a Harry Potter in the films). Actually though, this is a photo of the wax representation of Daniel that was recently unveiled at the Madame Tussauds museum in London. Look for the new Harry Potter to be released shortly! As if you didn't know!
We have multiple copies coming, so add your name to the holds list.
2. On Monday I briefly mentioned the recent inclusion of the word ginormous in the dictionary. In this case, the dictionary is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The Merriam-Webster website lists and defines ginormous and a few others of the one hundred or so "new" words.
3. Did you ever wonder if there is someone else in the U.S. walking around with YOUR name? Here's the place to find out. There are only two of me. The other me I found several years ago through a google search. She's a farmer's wife in the midwest. My daughter doesn't exist, though, according to the site. I'll bet the I.R.S. wouldn't accept that as an excuse not to pay her taxes! Expectant parents might want to run prospective names through this program. (Speaking of baby names, we have a new book on the shelf that could help in the search for a unique child's name: The Baby Name Bible: The Ultimate Guide by America's Baby-Naming Experts by Pamela Satran [929.4 SAT].)
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 4:16 PM