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John Kelly's Commons: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Get the *&#@ outta here: A Google Books glitch

Google Books is ^&#%$@ up. And by "^&#%$@ up" I mean a vulgar expression that means "messed up." Jon Simon, a researcher for the Oxford English Dictionary whom I wrote about last month, noticed the problem. He was trying to...

By John Kelly  |  November 25, 2009; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Meat is murder, tasty, tasty murder

I love the various streetboxes that pop up around Washington for dispensing various publications. Some of those publications are well-known rags like The Washington Post or New York Times. Others are thick real estate guides. I've seen ones for something...

By John Kelly  |  November 24, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Photo Flashback: Georgia Avenue On My Mind

Here's a photo from July 18, 1951, that I found in The Post's "Highways: Construction" file: The caption: Here's a pictorial progress report from the Maryland State Roads Commission on the conversion of Georgia Avenue, from Silver Spring to Glenmont,...

By John Kelly  |  November 23, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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