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March 31, 2010
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March 30, 2010By Julia Rubiner
And now from our friends at Editorial Emergency, a brief rant against abbreviated jargon, from "fail" to "convo": "If you feel like an idiot saying something out loud, don't say it in writing either." Continue reading...
Behind the Dictionary
Lexicographers Talk About Language
March 29, 2010By Neal Whitman
The recent passage of health care legislation in the U.S. Congress has got linguist Neal Whitman ruminating over a reform-related metaphor that doesn't make much sense when you stop to think about it. Continue reading...
March 26, 2010
We're bidding farewell to winter with a seasonal crossword puzzle. Solve it and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt! Continue reading...
Dept. of Word Lists
March 25, 2010By Bob Greenman
These childhood memories employ a number of words that appear in my book More Words That Make a Difference, with illustrative sentences from the Atlantic Monthly. Continue reading...
Stan Carey, a professional editor from Ireland, writes entertainingly about the English language on his blog Sentence First. Here Stan enlightens us about an Irish word borrowed into English, galore. Continue reading...
New York's Museum of Modern Art has made an unusual acquisition. According to a blog post by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of the museum's Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA has acquired the @ symbol. Continue reading...