By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, this being Naked Capitalism’s holiday week, I’m posting a Water Cooler with a few conversation starters and nothing else. Normal posting will resume on September 10. Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert
Word of the day:
I usually find the English language painfully boring, but then I found out someone invented a term for "fear of palindromes" and it's… aibohphobia.
WHO DID THIS
— Aria Vega (@heavenlyav) September 1, 2018
Seems to be a “made-up word,” but then again….
For architecture fans and Frank Lloyd Wright stans:
— Architecture (@archpics) August 31, 2018
I’m in a bit of a rush today; I’d welcome comments on yesterday’s election results.
Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, (c) how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal, and (d) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. Today’s plant (ChiGal):
ChiGal writes: “With its twisted, gnarly trunk the fairy-tale quality of this tree captured my imagination lo some 40 years ago when I first laid eyes on it.”
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