logopetria is a fictional medical condition described by Jeff Topham in The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, edited by Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts. Its primary symptom is “the production of […] linguistic artifacts in place of spoken language”

“Although I clearly observed Oliver’s lips form the three syllables of his name, no sound could be heard to issue forth. Instead, from his mouth dropped what appeared to be a wooden ball of irregular, though roughly spherical, shape.”

Rhynchocyon petersi

The favicon for the site is this photo of a Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi), taken by Joey Makalintal on Flickr.

Rhynchocyon petersi by Joey Makalintal

I originally picked this image when I started writing a series of blog posts on Topos theory, a topic in mathematics whose standard reference work is a daunting multi-volume behemoth titled “Sketches of an Elephant”.

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