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How important is a slogan during a global health crisis like the one we're experiencing with COVID-19? More important than you might think.  Continue reading...
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The stay-at-home orders of recent months have meant a lot more time to deep-dive into etymologies, and this has led me to reflect on a thing I hadn't noticed as much before: English has a surfeit of expressions for the idea 1 + 1.  Continue reading...
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A case recently argued before the US Supreme Court — by telephone! — teaches us a lot about trademarks, generic terms, and domain names.  Continue reading...
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Do the profound insights made by J. L. Austin and Paul Grice have any application to "conversations" in which the traffic in words is by definition all or nearly all one-way?  Continue reading...
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Are you physical distancing or social distancing? Either way, there's a euphemism to distract you during these unprecedented times.  Continue reading...
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