Admittedly, this was harder than usual since I’m still in the twisted ribbing stage. Just wait ’til I hit stockinette.
Your fun library history quote for the day (taken from Elizabeth L. Eisenstein’s The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe):
Ever since the sixteenth century memorizing a fixed sequence of discrete letters represented by meaningless symbols and sounds has been the gateway to book learning for all children in the West. This was so little the case before printing that a Genoese compiler of a thirteenth-century encyclopedia could write that ” ‘amo’ comes before ‘bibo’ because ‘a’ is the first letter of the former and ‘b’ is the first letter of the latter and ‘a’ comes before ‘b’ … by the grace of God working in me, I have devised this order.”
And speaking of sea creatures. I LOVE this.