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where the words go andrea maxand / where the words go

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bedroom window

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When one telephones someone else, one never gives a second thought to the linguistic and etymological processes illustrated by the word telephone. To begin with, the noun telephone is one of a class of technological and scientific words that are made up of combining forms, in this case tele- and -phone. These forms are derived from classical languages: tele- is from the Greek combining form tele- or tel-, a form of tele, meaning "afar, far off," while -phone is from Greek phone, "sound, voice." Such words derived from classical languages can be put together in French or German, for example, as well as in English. Which language actually gave birth to them cannot always be determined. In this case French telephone (about 1830) seems to have priority. The word was used for an acoustic apparatus, as it originally was in English (1844). Alexander Graham Bell appropriated the word for his invention in 1876, and in 1877 we have the first instance of the verb telephone meaning "to speak to by telephone." The verb is an example of a linguistic process called functional shift. This occurs when we use a noun as a verb, an adjective as a noun, or a noun as an adjective. Thus, we are changing the syntactic function of the word, just as we do when we telephone a friend.

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Are you concerned that the world may not be ready your novel? Is your album so good, it gives you ebola?

We print stuff. We might print your stuff. The best way to gauge whether we might like what you've done is to look at stuff that we've printed in the past. If you can't finish any of it, odds are we're not for you, and vice-versa. This isn't meant to imply that we think our books and music are the pinnacle of human creation, but simply that they speak to our interests. In the past we've printed fiction and rock music, but we'll consider other stuff as well. Surprise us.

If you think you've got something we'll like, send us a sample. If you prefer, send us the whole thing.

Send electronic submissions to submissions at ghostweed dot com. For textual submissions, we prefer Microsoft Word files. For music, we prefer mp3 files. If you have something else, we're probably smart enough to sort it out, but we make no guarantees. You can send hard copies to our postal address, but we prefer electronic submissions. You don't want to make us mad, do you? If you do want to make us mad, please be aware that we take no responsibility for your submission being lost in the mail or under the couch, and we won't return any submission unless you include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage.

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