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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 1, March 2014

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Jianqing Zheng
Itta Betta, Mississippi, USA


Verbomania

The quiet boarding school student who is nicknamed Wordhead by his roommates loves to pin a word card each day on his dorm door. This rainy morning he pins a new one: antizen (ǎnt'ǐ-zən) n. young people in China who cannot afford housing rent a room and live together like ants.

ghost buildings
night after night of
dead silence

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