Sunday, June 29, 2008

Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge

Care's Challenge is to post about an interesting new word or an interesting/annoying run-on sentence encountered during your read-a-thon reading. While I did have some new vocabulary to add to my little journal, none of the words were particularly exciting. And I don't really remember any obnoxious run-ons. So I'm just going to share what was probably the most unusual of all the sentences I've encountered thus far:

"Shit as a source of infection with an array of pathogens is too important to be dismissed because of its aesthetic failings."

From New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People by Robert S. Desowitz.

By the way, it's a much better book than that sentence may lead you to believe.

5 comments:

Trish said...

Ha ha! What ARE you reading?!? :)

Care said...

HAHA! well then, thanks for sharing.

Nymeth said...

lol! That is an unusual sentence!

Dewey said...

Dear Debi! There were 16 Bookmooch points donated by non-Dewey sources! If Annie doesn't use Bookmooch and doesn't want to start, she has two options. She could choose a bookmooch charity to have the points donated to or she could just name some books she wants and her donor (actually andilit for her) could bookmooch the books and have Annie's address put in. If neither of those options suit, I'll ask Andi to either choose a bookmooch charity herself or keep the points. :)

Megan said...

Ha! That's a great quote!