Word of the Day Art: Notch







15-year-old HP TC1100 tablet (running Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” with LightDM and Xfce)

MyPaint (open source project), using stock brushes

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Notch… isn’t really a very interesting word, in my opinion. You can go places with it I suppose: bedposts and belts and the like. But otherwise not very interesting.

If you sift through all the Minecraft results of a web search for notch, you might come across a practice in the northeastern United States where lobster fishermen cut a v-shaped notch out of the tail flipper of a female lobster. It identifies a known breeder in the population and protects her from being harvested. The notch eventually disappears with seasonal molting.

Yeah, so, there you have it.