Monday, January 28, 2008

Extraod* (for Extraordinary)

From the so-called "human oddities" of the erstwhile circus to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, what is oftimes seen as odd may be mostly in the eye of the beholder, and it may also include most of you. Only a lucky geeky few, however, have that extra something special. Extraod* appears in OhioLINK 14 times, Extrordin* seven times, and Extaordin* six times. (In an ad entitled "Odd-Shaped Eyeglasses Express Personality," which ran in a 1936 issue of Popular Mechanics—apparently without irony—"a heart-shaped pair, for feminine wear, is illustrated.")

Carol Reid

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