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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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New Names from (Very) Old Words
August 18, 2014
The Scoop: How Frozen Desserts Got Their Names
July 14, 2014
7 Tips for Making Quotes More Believable
August 13, 2014
Red Pen Diaries: Das Kapitalization
November 8, 2010
When Are You "Anxious" And When Are You "Eager"?
August 20, 2014
"YOLO" Enters Oxford Dictionaries
August 15, 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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