Online review aggregators collect information of a kind that used to be ephemeral but now is more enduring. Is this a good thing? I'm not so sure.  Continue reading...
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Gunsels, gumshoes, and hard-boiled dames: Your guide to the slangy talk in Hollywood films of the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Continue reading...
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Just as there can be a disconnect between intention and interpretation in other more traditional communication channels, the same thing can happen in texting, and the disconnect may well occur for some of the same reasons.  Continue reading...
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Kings, committees, contests, magnates, and the occasional error have all left their marks on our maps.  Continue reading...
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Most portmanteaus are blends of two words. When three or more words are involved, things get tricky.  Continue reading...
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