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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As we approach a presidential election, I've been thinking about campaign slogans old and new, memorable and forgettable. Is the political slogan still relevant? Or is it passé in the era of hashtags, acronyms, and memes?  Continue reading...
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Did you know that even as general literacy has increased, our ability to read and understand long sentences has decreased? Here are some tricks to make your sentences shorter.  Continue reading...
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Thanks to the prominence of pronouns and the depth of Baron's work, a Tour of the History of Nonbinary Pronouns is probably going to be the language book of the year.  Continue reading...
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The famed copy editor's personal memoir is a joy to read and an inspiration to anyone who has toyed with the idea, but not yet taken the plunge, of learning a second language.  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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