QOTY? Maybe not.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 18 18:53:19 UTC 2014

So that's what it looks like.  How does it smell?


On Apr 18, 2014, at 12:14 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> Kevin Fallon, Daily Beast:
> "'The writer of the Lonely Planet travel guide to Iceland ... says he’s
> spent countless hours trying to explain the aurora borealis. 'It’s
> indescribable,' he says. It would be hard to argue with that, were it not
> for the group of British students gazing at the lights a few feet away, one
> of whom has his own summation: 'It looks like god farted.'"
> Note l.c. "god," now common but pretty dumb when you consider that it
> functions like a proper name regardless.
> JL
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