Feb 22, 2005

Texas Biscuit:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.


"His first task was to confirm its membership in the Finno-Urgic group. From that point he focused on its specific features and relation to other Finno-Urgic languages. He was very concerned with historical issues- whether the Lieves were descendants of the people by the same name mentioned in historical sources from the middle ages."

Ugh.

14 comments:

Texas Biscuit said...

I'd never heard of Finno-Urgic, yeah I'm a geography/history idiot, but googled it and am learning now. Thanks for the lesson! And thanks for stopping by my blog to play!

I've seen your comments on several of my daily reads, and how nice to finally see your blog! I will definitely be back when I have some more time to browse (am getting nervous about this whole at-work-blogging thing). :)

Texas Biscuit said...

P.S. Youre photography is breathtaking!!!

Evil Doctor said...

"Horvitz, as usual, encouraged Sulston to have a go himself, using the manual techniques that had worked with the rest of the worm."

Bella_by_Barlight said...

TB, I'm also a history dork! Thanks for the compliment on my photos. Your game was really fun, but I wish I had something more interesting nearby!!!

EB, What rest of what worm?????

Evil Doctor said...

p.123, sentence 5. Jeez! Ok, I forgot I was supposed to include 3 sentences (& not just one).

Andrew Andrew said...

Fun idea. I posted my results (with a link back to you for credit, of course).

Brian said...

Let's hear it for history geeks...

I'll post my sentence later!

The Head said...

Done and done.

mcgibfried said...

noone can say that you didn't grab randomly.

Glitzy said...

I'm also playing with a link back to you!

I love the picture you posted on thephoenixnycs Windows On The World blog. Blew me away. I'll be back (said without the Arnold accent!)

Bella_by_Barlight said...

Mcgibfried and glitzy! Welcome to lounge.

We should combine all of our sentences into one huge post-modern word art project.

Kether said...

Thought for sure I'd be the only one 'round here that had a book on Finno-Ugric. Haven't looked at it since I wrote a paper on it.
Linguist or Historian?

Bookfraud said...

sounds like a language from if on a winter's night a traveler...one man's pretentious contribution. nice pic, by the way.

Bella_by_Barlight said...

kether: I actually don't know anything about the Finno-Urgic language because I haven't got that far in the book yet! I'm taking a 4th year history course called "Russia as a multi ethnic empire"... so, yes, history rather than linguistics.

bookfraud: I tried to read If on a Winters Night a Traveler about fifteen years ago. I think I got bored.