Sunday, April 17, 2011

M is for midpoint

M is for midpoint, which in the modern English alphabet is not occupied by a single letter but rests between m and n. Unless, of course, w is counted as a true double letter (“vv,” as it was originally typeset), in which case n marks the exact midpoint. Alternatively, one could eliminate j as the historical straggler, which would also shift the midpoint to n. Otherwise, in lieu of any change or revision, the midpoint of this project, the place of exact balance, lies not in this entry, but in the white space after the period at its end.

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