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Folksongs and Fantasy Names

Some fun from the news aggregator:

Folksongs Are Your Friends: Things Jim Macdonald has learned from British folk ballads [Making Light]

Poorly-chosen Scifi and Fantasy names: SFX magazine column by David Langford: issue #38, May 1998 [via del.icio.us scifi]