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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Katherine Barber's Porcine Words

Katherine Barber, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Dictionaries at Oxford University Press. Ms. Barber spoke this evening on the word history of various pig-related words. She delivered a blazingly fast-paced lecture with an enthusiasm seldom seen when discussing porky word origins. She is currently on a cross-Canada tour promoting her book Six words you never knew had something to do with pigs: and other fascinating facts about the language from Canada's word lady. It's published, coincidentally enough, by Oxford University Press. Convenient how that works out, eh? Ottawa's stop was hosted by Collected Works Bookstore. She's in Montreal at the Westmount Library Thursday March 9th (7pm); and on Friday night she will be at the Bookroom in Halifax from 6:00 – 7:30pm.


Blogger Amanda Earl said...

Must have just missed you. I was at the Table before my class with rob.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 9:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great picture of her! You're such a portraitist.

Saturday, March 11, 2006 1:38:00 PM  
Blogger John MacDonald said...

Thanks, Pearl!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:30:00 PM  

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