foucault, n. A howler, an insane mistake. “I’m afraid I’ve committed an egregious foucault.” (via Norm). Still all a bit of a fuss about Sweet Foucault.
- Menu of the day, Sant Antoni, Barcelona
Of clerks and whores.
- Ships of fools
Andrew Scull digs up and burns Foucault in the TLS: Foucault’s account of the medieval period fares no better in the light
- Linguistic aspects of neo-tribalism
If you make a mistake in Spanish, you just say: Hey, dude, don’t oppress me and my national-historic surreality, that’s a
- Time, a commodity
I always thought that a commodity was an article that could be traded, and that time (99-year lease, delivery in October,
- French and Russian cavalry rode backwards in retreat?!
This claim helped defeat Valentine Shortis’ insanity plea at his murder trial in 1895-6, but was it true?