Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Naval + Navel (for Naval or Navel)

After entering Naval + Navel into OhioLINK, I get 11 cases of Navel for naval, one of Naval for navel, and one where I can only guess at the intended word no matter how long I gaze at it: "Plant a Nail in the Navel Stream" (also written as "Plant a Nail in the Naval Stream") from Frances the Mute, a sound recording by The Mars Volta. (Wikipedia has it as Navel.) One of the more delightful sights for naval crews (or, for that matter, cruising knaves) to drink in with their mates is a red sky at night—like a big juicy navel orange in the morning.

("Orange Boat" from the Marcus Matte website.)

Carol Reid

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