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In the United States, the Commonwealth, Scandinavia and for books in Dutch, titles are usually written top-to-bottom on the spine. This means that when the book is placed on a table with the front cover upwards, the title is oriented left-to-right on the spine. This practice is reflected in the industry standards ANSI/NISO Z39.41 and ISO 6357.

In most of continental Europe and Latin America, titles are conventionally printed bottom-to-top on the spine so, when the books are placed vertically on shelves, the title can be read by tilting the head to the left. This allows the reader to read spines of books shelved in alphabetical order in accordance to the usual way left-to-right and top-to-bottom.

Wikipedia: Bookbinding, Orientation


Fiona, walking to and from the bathroom, was fascinated to see evidence of men and women living and sleeping and bathing together.

Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age


Upper case letters in email addresses are the modern version of dashes in fax numbers.


Pünktlichkeit ist die Kunst, richtig abzuschätzen, um wie viel sich die anderen verspäten werden.



Lavender also has a bag made of cloth, but it is so small that not even an apple would fit inside. Instead, it holds one of Lavender's prized possessions, one she proudly shows to anyone who asks: a small bell-shaped object made of silicone.

Verena Töpper: Blood Sisters: Menstrual Cups Help Keep Kenyan Girls in School (Spiegel Online)

Piran-ha Kisses.


6. Handshake is the norm when you meet someone for the first time. Kissing is only when you really know the person.

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