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In the spirit of matociquala's post about words the Microsoft spellchecker doesn't know, I present further words the Microsoft spellchecker doesn't know:

midden
Corgi
spam
Wicca
bedsheet
strangelet
Shar Pei
cannas

And that's just from one 3900 word story.


The Shoggoth has failed. I suppose there are just Some Things That Man Was Not Meant To Know. Or at least, not meant to bake.

A sourdough starter is basically just a culture of wild yeast and bacteria. My starter smells nicely sour, but doesn't make dough rise. I conclude the bacteria are doing fine, but not the yeast. Were they supposed to come from the grapes? Was the fact that I didn't use organically-grown grapes the problem? Had fungicides killed all the wild yeast spores on them?

I will now hack my shoggoth.

My plan is to add commercial yeast to the starter, and go back to the beginning. I won't document this here, there's no point, but if it works out in the end and produces good sourdough bread, I'll let you know.


OU
okina
meaning: old man, venerable

老翁 == rouou == (noun) old man
信天翁 == shintenou == (noun) albatross


Bottom radical is 'wings/feathers' (羽). Top radical is 'public' (公), which acts phonetically to express 'head'. This character originally referred to the soft plumage on the sides of a hawk's head. It became associated with old men whose heads were bald, but who still had hair on the sides. Um. This character is hitting a little too close to home for me. Onward: Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Old man ruffles feathers in public.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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