Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why Is Wikipedia Better Than the Encyclopedia Britannica?

  • Only one has an article on that song from Sesame Street where Big Bird thinks the alphabet is a very long word. Someone went to the trouble of transcribing it in the international phonetic alphabet to help with the pronunciation (æbkədəfgidʒəkəlmənapkwərstuvwɪksɪz, in case you were wondering).
  • Britannica doesn't have a list of movies with the most uses of the word "fuck". Martin Scorsese, Judd Apatow, and Oliver Stone are well-represented, with honorable mentions to Spike Lee, P.T. Anderson and Kevin Smith. Somewhat surprisingly, neither Quentin Tarantino nor The Big Lebowski manage to make the top ten.

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