Category Archives: Exhibits

  • The Philogelos: Joke #55 – Self-Sufficient Idiot

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #165 – Window Shopping

    Posted on December 21, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Arthur the Rat

    Posted on November 27, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Exhibits.

     As part of our new exhibit on dialect research that led to the creation of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), we present  “Arthur the Rat.” This short tale was used to obtain phonetic representation from throughout the country of all phonemes in American English. Recordings were made of DARE informants from all over the United States reading […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #197 – Madam

    Posted on November 8, 2016 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #154 – The Coffin

    Posted on November 8, 2016 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes, Uncategorized.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #94 – Indigestion

    Posted on November 8, 2016 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Stories Behind 10 U.S. Cities

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Read on to find out the fascinating and unexpected etymologies of 10 U.S. cities. Albuquerque Named for its founder, Francisco Fernandez de la Cueva, Duke of Albuquerque, the original word is derived from the Latin albus, meaning “white”, and quercus, meaning “oak.” Atlanta           Having undergone numerous name-changes – from Terminus […]

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  • Language Panels Travel the Country

    Posted on October 10, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog, Exhibits.

    As part of its Movable Museum initiative, the NML is pleased to offer a number of exhibits for loan. These educational and interactive pieces have traveled the country. Currently, several language panels, along with original historical Bibles, are on display at Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, Ohio until December 31, 2016. Click on the thumbnails below to view full-size […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #197

    Posted on September 19, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #177

    Posted on September 7, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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