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John Donne's poem The Undertaking, published in the early 17th century, suggests that forgetting the he and she would be "a braver thing than all the Worthies did." In a way, that is the same problem that's currently being considered in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Continue reading...
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What surprised me the most about Keith Richard's autobiography, Life, were his sophisticated thoughts about writing. Here are five writing lessons you, too, can learn from a Rolling Stone.  Continue reading...
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Here's a look at the OED's latest quarterly update to see if there are any euphemisms. If not, I'll suggest how some of the terms could be euphemisms. After all, this column is an offering to the Malarkey Gods.  Continue reading...
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Want to create your own memorable character names? Here are some strategies that work... and some pitfalls to sidestep.  Continue reading...
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It's time to dive headfirst into that confoundingest of subjects: the formation of comparatives and superlatives.  Continue reading...
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In many ways, Prohibition was a social and legal failure, but in one respect it succeeded wildly: It vastly enriched our lexicons of slang and marketing, often to lasting effect.  Continue reading...
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Whether the aliens who will someday destroy humanity are first labeled UFOs, UAPs, or OH CRAPs, the human race continues to produce euphemisms faster than a bug-eyed space monster gets pink eye. So wrap your eyeballs around these horse dumplings while you can.  Continue reading...
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