January 30th, 2007

Carleton Goodsell

Mike Casper, R.I.P.

I just learned that one of my favorite professors at Carleton died on Saturday. In a small department at a small college there is a lot of student-faculty contact. Mike was one of the people who really shaped my life. I have posted the e-mail about him at 72 dpi.
Guinness Dark Side

Irish for "vegetarian"

Last night, as part of a general reshuffling at Gaeltacht Minnesota, I was moved into the next class up. I was going over my new instructor's notes when I found this gem: The Irish word for vegetarian is feoilséantóir. Feoil means "meat", while séantóir means "renegade", "denier", or "apostate". So in Irish a vegetarian is a "meat renegade"!

(Yes, I did confirm this with my Irish dictionary)