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Explore the differences between enhanced and the newer (by about 100 years) more general adjective improved. Is every imperfect thing subject to both improvement and enhancement?  Continue reading...
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Many phrasal verb particles, after long use, begin to take on a life of their own that departs significantly from what common sense suggests they should mean.  Continue reading...
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Like many four-letter words, poll is versatile. Where did it come from, and how did it come to be associated with voting?  Continue reading...
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Watch out — there's a new candidate for Euphemism of the Year! And this one just might be one of the sneakiest snakes.  Continue reading...
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Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Explore patterns on how effects are used throughout journalism.  Continue reading...
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Linguistically, it seems, the second decade of the 21st century was all about our selves. At its annual meeting the American Dialect Society selected (my) pronouns as its word of the year for 2019 and singular or nonbinary they as the word of the decade.  Continue reading...
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