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Daily cartoon and live briefing: Saturday, October 16, 2021



Today in the eyes of the editorial staff: To rejoin Cats from the Palm Coast community to celebrate the official opening of their Adoption Center and Thrift Store from noon to 4 p.m. in the Alamo Business Center, 4500 N. Hwy US1, just north of Whiteview Pkwy. There will be food, music, games with prizes, raffles, adoption center tours and volunteer registrations. Free entry. The event is outside the establishment. The opening of the adoption center is a big milestone for the organization and for homeless cats in Flagler County, so it’s a celebration. See also: “Community Cats Opens Bigger Thrift Store in Bunnell to Pay for New Adoption Center.” To warn: it’s Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach and its surroundings. Dictionary day? Yes, today is Dictionary Day, in honor of the birth of Noah Webster, the lexicographer who gave his name to the country’s most famous dictionary. But before you go to celebrate with an acrostic or OED taunt, keep in mind that Webster’s designs weren’t entirely innocent, and that he wasn’t a champion of language, but rather his Mussolini: Webster, Bill Bryson reminds us in The Mother Langue, “produced a sanitized version of the Bible in which Onan does not spill his seed but simply thwarts his purpose,” in which men have no testes but rather “particular limbs”, and in which women do not have a uterus (or obviously anything else with which to contribute to the reproductive process). He had his good sides. He opposed standing armies – and made his views known during debates on the Constitution before it was passed. But he was also one of the white supremacists of his time: “An immediate abolition of slavery would lead to the ruin of the whites and the misery of the blacks in the southern states,” he wrote.

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“Dressed in a crumpled tweed suit, fiddling with the ragged end of a tie that would have already done a year of service around his waist, Swann de Lisle uttered friendly obscenity in the four hundred cubic feet of air he was wearing. they euphemistically called my office. I had not seen him for a few years: he is the kind of person who is often, for no reason that one can deduce from it, out of the country. By the way, one can suppose that his long absences are in some way due to the element of catastrophe which appears so compelling in his composition. “

-—William Trevor, from the story, “The Day We Got Drunk on the Cake” (1967).

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