Saturday, January 19, 2008


... isn't my favorite word, although I couldn't say why. It seems a little creepy to me.

But what other word do you use to describe this map of Europe in 1870, and others in the same style? I've always liked maps like this.

The thesaurus offers "hominine" as an alternative, but who's ever heard that word before?

Whatever word you pick to say what the map is physically, I say it's also clever, impressive, and funny in spite of its subject matter, and made even more enjoyable by the blogger's interpretation (the whole blog is terrific, actually).

Found via a comment here, which in turn, was found via Google Alert.

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