For over centuries, thousands of English words have been created, modified, and removed. Through this blog of lettering, we rediscover and interpret stories of dead words. All letterings in here are words that were once used in our language. Today, most of them are omitted from common English dictionaries. This may be the last chance for us to learn and commemorate the words before they are truly dead and forgotten.
Adnascentia (ad-nas-uhn-tuh) npl.1706–1731, root-like branches that sprout into the earth from a plant’s stem
Albedineity (al-be-dine-tee) n..1652-1652, whiteness
Ballicatter ( b.lli-KÁTTƏR), n. 1863-1971 [in Newfoundland] ice that forms along a shore from waves and spray
Echinate ( ih-KAHYneyt), adj. covered with prickles; bristling, as a porcupine
Essomenic (es-suhn-uh-nik) adj.1771-1771, showing things as they will be in the future
Habroneme (hab’ro-nem), adj. 1886-1886; Shaving the appearance of fine threads
Nidifice (na-dee-fahys),n. 1656-1656; The nest of a bird
Phalerate (fale-reyt) adj.1656-1702, ornamented; decorated
Thural (Thur-uhl) adj.1624-1714, of or pertaining to incense
Woolbird (woo l-burd)n. 1785-1811; a sheep
Alex Cu Unjing - The Postcard Show Vol II
I just found this! My series of poastcards for The Postcard Show Vol II earlier this year. So excited for Vol III opening at Hot Art Wet City on Nov 14 (reception on the 16th) and feeling so fortunate to be asked to participate again. :)
Even critics have a difficult time imagining a world without police. But just what is the role of police in a democracy: to serve the public or to protect the powerful? Tracing the evolution of the modern police force back to the slave patrols, this controversial study observes the police as the armed defender of a violent status quo.
Written for both the lay reader and for scholars, Our Enemies in Blue demonstrates that police misconduct isn’t just a matter of “bad apples,” but a function of the very nature of policing in the US. Williams examines the populations most often subjected to police abuse and the forms that abuse takes, delving into the role of police brutality in repressing political dissent and in preserving existing structures of inequality.
Kristian Williams is also the author of American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination (South End Press, 2006).