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May 22, 2019

limn:  (verb)  (pronounced:  lim, with a silent "n,", just like "limb," which has a silent "b") to depict or describe in painting or words.  Once you finish limning what you saw, you're free to go.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Is There Really a Saint Hubbins?

In the movie This is Spin̈al Tap, the musician David St. Hubbins comments during the interviews at the end of the movie that there really was a St. Hubbins, who was the Patron Saint of Quality Footwear.  (Reiner)  So the question is:  Was there really a St. Hubbins?  After all, there are a lot of saints who are patrons of a lot of things.  So I looked it up.  More...

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