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Merrill Perlman looks at the way that the "drink/drank/drunk" verb paradigm is changing, and advises you how to derive "drunk" (but please, don't drive drunk).  Continue reading...
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Just in time for the holiday season, Merrill Perlman takes a look at the origins of some yuletide expressions.  Continue reading...
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Ever wonder why we say "ice" water and "ice" cream but "iced" tea? And should there be a "d" in "didn't use(d) to"? Merrill Perlman explains when the "d " is necessary.  Continue reading...
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Merrill Perlman settles a dispute between a sportswriter and his editor about whether the word "fraught" needs to take a preposition.  Continue reading...
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The editors of The Associated Press Stylebook recently announced some changes to the Bible of copy editors. Among their pronouncements: e-mail would lose its hyphen, and cell phone would lose its space. Merrill Perlman, who writes the "Language Corner" column for Columbia Journalism Review, gives us the full rundown.  Continue reading...

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