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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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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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What a glorious time to be job-hunting in the US! I'm not talking about the relatively low unemployment rate; I'm referring to the high rate of job-title inflation.  Continue reading...
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What are you reading right here, right now? A sentence? A paragraph? An article? In the universe of 21st-century media and marketing, these words on this website are content. What does all this content have in common? That glorious, maddening series of tubes, the internet.  Continue reading...
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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language is a sparkling new book by the linguist Gretchen McCulloch whose title is both a description and an example of one of the "new rules."  Continue reading...
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Do you find 21st-century life shallow and superficial? Take another look: In fact, ours is an era of extraordinary depth — linguistically speaking, anyway. As the 2011 song by Adele put it, we're rolling in the deep.  Continue reading...
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This fast-growing transportation trend has added some new terms to our vocabulary, and revived some older ones.  Continue reading...
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