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I am the communications manager at the Oregon Department of State Lands. With a bachelor's in linguistics, I often find myself caught between how we actually use language and what's acceptable in written text. That makes life interesting though!
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The Scoop: How Frozen Desserts Got Their Names
July 14, 2014
The Slogans That Never Sleep: How to Brand a City
May 16, 2014
Red Pen Diaries: Das Kapitalization
November 8, 2010
Buzzword Watch: "Acq-hire"
September 28, 2010
There's Something Fishy (and Corny and Cheesy) About the "-Y" Suffix
August 1, 2014
"Love, Love, Love": The Beatles Kept It Simple, Word-Wise
July 29, 2014
Days of Future Past, Past of Future Days
June 6, 2014
A Powerful Debunking of Whorfian Exaggeration
April 14, 2014
A Linguist Answers, "Why Do I Do What I Do?"
January 17, 2011
Telling the Life Stories of Words
December 7, 2010
Murray's Mission: My Greatest Elementary School Memory
May 7, 2014
January 24, 2012
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