Friday, March 17, 2006

Friday Round Up

The Center for Media and Democracy has joined the many wikis out there by creating Sourcewatch. Sourcewatch is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy ( to produce a directory of the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda. SourceWatch's primary focus is on documenting public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. Over time, SourceWatch has broadened to include others involved in public debates including media outlets, journalists and government agencies. Unlike some other wikis, SourceWatch has a policy of strict referencing, and is overseen by a paid editor.

Found this Canadian Glossary while looking for what people call "rubber bands". We called them gum bands where I grew up. I see in this glossary the compiler has elastics-rubber bands. I have always been fascinated with regionalisms. Language is fascinating and I love the quirky ways it evolves or maybe devolves in some cases. Even families have sayings and words that only they use. I have a friend whose family has always called the refrigerator the "Frigidaire". It doesn't matter that their refrigerator was made by General Electric or Maytag-they have always called it that. Big fun!!

Greater Green Goods has some innovative items. This shopping blog only carries products that are eco-friendly. Love these bracelets.

Have a fun St. Patrick's Day and a great weekend.

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Attributed to Adrienne Cook

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