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Bighorn sheep (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Ovis canadensis) can be found in many mountainous areas of the North American west. Scattered from Colorado’s Front Range to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and from Canada’s Northern Rockies to Baja Mexico, these large mammals are at home wherever rocky slopes give them an advantage against predators. These giants make their way from one meadow to the next feeding on a variety of grasses, woody stems, and some evergreens. Along the way they use their impressive cliff climbing skills to avoid and escape mountain lions, bobcats, lynxes, wolves, coyotes, and golden eagles, although it’s usually the lambs that become prey.
These large sheep climb like expert mountaineers thanks to the unique structure of their hooves. The outside edges are hard and cut into rock, snow, and ice to establish a solid footing. The soft middle part grips rock like the rubber sole of a boot…
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Last fall, we talked to two writers on WordPress.com about how they picked their blog names. Today, we’ll chat with another WordPresser, Sean Manning, who selected a great name for his blog, Talking Covers — a site on which authors, designers, and artists come together to discuss a particular book cover they’ve worked on.
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Happy Halloween! It’s Theme Thursday and we are excited to announce Writr, a free content-oriented tumblelog theme.
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Warren Maguire, a linguist lecturing at the University of Edinburgh, has told me about a survey he’s conducting into accents of English in Britain and Ireland. It’s been running for a few years, and you can see some preliminary results mapped here.
Maguire is looking for more respondents, especially from Ireland, but you don’t have to be from Ireland or Britain to take part: though other varieties of English aren’t the main research focus, all information will be gratefully received. The more data, the better.
So if you have time, do answer the survey here. It’s not a test, and there are no wrong answers (so long as you’re honest!). It took me about 10 minutes, and it was fun. You’ll be given pairs or sets of words and asked if you pronounce them the same, or if they rhyme to you.
The survey is expected to be…
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[I’m back after several weeks of coursework, messed up anti-depressant dosages (which is the actual reason I went AWOL, sorry everyone) and doctor’s appointments. Today I shall be filling you all in on something which came up at my college recently when the Feminist Society – me and a friend and some minions – tried to give a talk on LGBT+ feminism. Spoilers: it went badly, and something that was said to me in connection with it has stuck. Enjoy.]
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