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Reblog: Sarah Scullins’ ‘Make Acrostics Magical Again? Part I’ from JHIBlog

I spotted this in my WordPress Reader: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/81309380/posts/10578 or direct link to the blog post at http://jhiblog.org/2017/12/06/make-acrostics-magical-again/

This is a fascinating article exploring the history of acrostic texts. I was particularly interested in the lower segment’s discussions of a poem entitled The Babylonian Theodicy and the eighth book of the Sybilline oracles.(wikipedia link from article)

I found myself wondering if the Greek coding referred to is similarly misrepresented historically as some of purported Latin meanings of 9th and 10th century English/British stone carvings that cleverly use symbols in ways to carry the original message whilst appearing to mean something else (during the murderous oppressions of natural pre-Christian faith in England/Britain). I don’t much about any of it but it would be wonderful to have time and energy enough to fully explore such things of history and mythic discourse that make up contemporary ideas of fact.

Reblogged portion below:

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By Contributing Writer Sarah Scullin Acrostics—the name given to secret words spelled out in the first lines or paragraphs of a text—are experiencing a bit of a renaissance thanks to two high-profile letters that used this hidden coding to protest the Trump administration. In Late August, Former Science Envoy Daniel Kammen tweeted out a resignation […]

via Make Acrostics Magical Again? Part I — JHIBlog

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Reblog: BRB Notice…

A Shout-out for the ‘American Humanist Humorist’ blog. If you’ve not seen this blog it’s been a nice blog to visit so far as a new reader there – and the latest post requests feedback toward changes and improvements to blog style etc. So if that’s your thing, zing over and give it a whirl…

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Hello loyal readers,

Just a courtesy heads-up here.

For the next month or so I will be working with a marketing consultant in order to:

  • improve the quality of this site,
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  • re-identify its intended audience and (once all THAT is done)
  • discover more ways to increase the flow of its traffic.

In the meantime, please read, re-read and share any and all of the seventy-four articles that are already part of this site.

Also, please leave any comments / feedback / complaints you have about the American Humanist Humorist in the comments section below this notice.  Now would be an incredibly helpful time to voice any thoughts – positive or critical – you have about this site.

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T.F.I.Friday… As was Tiswas & F-F-S

… anyone remember (Blogger’s World) and ‘Meanings Lost in Time’ … among others…???

(I’m just practising blogging101 and refreshing content here, by the way…)

I spent the day expecting it to be 5th November already, although it may as well have been. Luckily I didn’t miss 4Fawkes-sake-Friday and made this post to grow my to-do list better… and maybe, i’ll be back… soon…

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Today in England (Britain/Brutain/UK?) is 4Fawkes-sake-Friday! A special evening indeed, the first night following Diwali, whereby fireworks, firelight and even tealight-type celebrations were withheld from all public areas other than those supported by one or few local BBC radio station events (apparently). Not quite tonight being Firework Night (as that’s tomorrow), I’m here while resting in bed taking up a belated challenge while enjoying some recommended listening, hoping those plenty near-off noises are only fireworks and not mortar fire(!) Sparing, our few thoughts for those global neighbours in the vicinity of such atrocities as war and violations of civilian life – and resisting the evil influences of political propogandas whilst we have no way of knowing…

The first Friday of each month we have this thing titled ‘3Quotes’ within our sidebar thing titled ‘Friday Special Feature’ and the weekly features page. @piyushavir these pages are in need of at least…

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