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The 2008 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners Sept. 2008
The 2009 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners Sept. 2009
The 2010 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners Sept. 2010
The 2011 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners Sept. 2011
The 2012 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners Sept. 2012
The 2013 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners Sept. 2013
Hugh Aaron Why Can't I Get Published? Feb. 2007
Hugh Aaron A Do-it-Yourself Playwright June 2007
Ralph Abercrombie Sound Off: In Praise of the Fountain Pen Jan. 2008
Diane Ackerman Book Excerpt: One Hundred Names for Love: A Memoir Mar. 2012
Axel Albin and Amos Kenigsberg A Word for All Senses July 2004
Verónica Albin On Libraries: A Conversation with Ilan Stavans Sept. 2005
Verónica Albin For the Benefit & Helpe of Ladies and Gentlewomen: A Historical Review of Dictionaries and Their Eccentricities Nov. 2007
Verónica Albin Names, Nemeses, Nameses Jan. 2008
Verónica Albin Duty, Honor, Country April 2008
Verónica Albin One, Two, Three July 2008
jjoan ttaber altieri Sociolinguistic Analysis: DisenYOUGUYSing American English April 2003
jjoan ttaber altieri The Absence Note June 2003
jjoan ttaber altieri Singular They: The Pronoun That Came in from the Cold Sept. 2003
Janet Byron Anderson The Enigmatic Semicolon July 2009
Janet Byron Anderson Don't Be Afraid of the Passive Voice July 2010
Janet Byron Anderson Message from the Infinitive Feb. 2011
Janet Byron Anderson Sociolinguistic Analysis: Sick English: Medicalization in the English Language Nov. 2012
Janet Byron Anderson Four Linguistic Reasons to Leave "Patient" Alone Dec. 2013
Anonymous How "How It Works" Works Jan. 2007
Maggie Balistreri Like Mar. 2001
Maggie Balistreri "Unfortunately" Equals "Um, Fortunately" May 2001
Maggie Balistreri "The Relationship" Equals "You"; The Passive-Aggressive "Oh, Well" Jan. 2003
Terry Ballard Caught in a Spell Jan. 2003
Martha Barnette Word Hounds May 2006
Edwin Battistella Bad Grammar Isn't Always What You Think Feb. 2004
Edwin Battistella Renaming and Rebranding Nov. 2004
Edwin Battistella The Pledge of Allegiance: A Grammarian's View July 2005
Edwin Battistella There's a Lot to Like Aug. 2007
Edwin Battistella The Folk Art of Error Mar. 2008
Edwin Battistella Sleeping Dogs Dec. 2010
Tina Bennett-Kastor Our Democratic Language Feb. 2000
Tina Bennett-Kastor Bumper Bites Nov. 2001
Tina Bennett-Kastor Does Saying Make It So? Mar. 2003
Tina Bennett-Kastor A Battle of Words June 2005
Tina Bennett-Kastor What the Cat Drug In Aug. 2006
Tina Bennett-Kastor To Wit Dec. 2009
Tina Bennett-Kastor Don't Be That Way June 2012
Michael Berberich Of Concordances, the Spider Guy, and Other Matters: A Rumination Oct. 2004
Michael Berberich One Sentence June 2012
Michael Berger Up with the English Epicene Dec. 2006
Tony Bill Book Excerpt: Movie Speak April 2009
Pamela Black What's a "Meta" For? Mar. 2000
Francis Blessington To Hell with Language: The Language of Comedy July 2003
Francis Blessington Finding the Fictions Nov. 2005
Francis Blessington What Modern English and Modern Poetry Owe to Renaissance England April 2009
Francis Blessington The Vocabulary of Ancient Greek Tragedy in Modern English April 2010
Marylaine Block Grammar Matters Feb. 2001
Marylaine Block Words to Be Wise May 2001
Marylaine Block The Game of the Name Nov. 2001
Marylaine Block Change a Word, Change a World Aug. 2002
Marylaine Block Talk to Me Dec. 2002
Marylaine Block Telling It Slant Oct. 2003
Marylaine Block The Wrong Words Oct. 2004
Marylaine Block Limited Success May 2005
Bruce O. Boston Rhetorical Abusage: Oxymorons and Pleonasms April 2003
Bruce O. Boston Nonce Words, Vogue Words, and Whatchamacallits April 2004
Bruce O. Boston Five Signposts on the Road to Better Usage Aug. 2004
Robert Bové TV Empathy Dec. 2001
Peter Bowler Book Excerpt: The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive & Downright Dangerous Language Dec. 2007
Kathryn Brenden A Letter in Worst Words Oct. 2007
Ken Bresler Playing the Synonym Game Apr. 2001
Ken Bresler Myths and Takes on Writing Web Content May 2002
Ken Bresler Just Say Know Jan. 2003
Ken Bresler Depopulating Sentences and Writing in the Non-Person June 2003
Ken Bresler Choice Words Nov. 2004
Ken Bresler What Viz. Is Nov. 2005
Ken Bresler Literary Review: Catch-22: What It Is, What It Says, and What It Means Nov. 2008
Bruce Bromley The Teaching Ache June 2008
Mikita Brottman Apostrophe Epiphany April 2010
Goold Brown Language Classic: The Grammar of English Grammars Dec. 2010
Adrian Brune Newsworthy: Gay Terms Added to Dictionary in Canada Sept. 2004
Ada Brunstein Perilous Pronouns Oct. 2005
Ada Brunstein Photoelectric, Baby: A Linguist Tackles Physics Oct. 2007
Ada Brunstein Word Economics Nov. 2007
Ada Brunstein Solder June 2008
Tim Buck The Art of Conversation Nov. 2001
Tim Buck The Dangerous Pleasure of Reading Feb. 2002
Timothy Burns On One Hand and On The Other April 2013
Julian Burnside Black Holes Aug. 2001
Julian Burnside Nice Distinctions Dec. 2001
Julian Burnside Obscene Words July 2002
Julian Burnside Holy Wars Dec. 2002
Julian Burnside Fading Distinctions May 2003
Julian Burnside Harmless Drudges Oct. 2003
Julian Burnside Death Sentence Jan. 2004
Julian Burnside Odds and Ends May 2004
Julian Burnside Naughty Words Feb. 2005
Julian Burnside So Jan. 2008
Julian Burnside Mentor April 2008
Julian Burnside The King's English Sept. 2008
Julian Burnside Deadline April 2009
Julian Burnside Chaps Oct. 2009
Julian Burnside Issue Mar. 2010
Julian Burnside Laconic Mar. 2011
Caleb S. Cage Culture and Society: On Chickenshit Nov. 2011
Kelly Cannon Lawyers vs. Language Oct. 2002
Kelly Cannon Know Acceptions: Internet English Is Still English Aug. 2004
Jose Carillo The Deadly Game of Corporatese Mar. 2005
Jose Carillo The Great Gobbledygook-Generating Machine Jan. 2006
David Carkeet Titanic Blunders Dec. 2000
David Carkeet The Muse of Mopar Mar. 2001
David Carkeet Memo to Reviewers July 2001
David Carkeet How to Err in Italian Mar. 2003
David Carkeet Congratulations, Valetudinarian! Sept. 2003
Richard Burnett Carter The Grammar of Anthony Burgess's The Eve of Saint Venus Dec. 2001
Richard Burnett Carter The Melancholy of Anatomy May 2002
Richard Burnett Carter The King's Coughers May 2008
Richard Burnett Carter Dorothy Parker and Clapping June 2010
Bill Casselman An Etymology of the Word Farce April 2004
Bill Casselman Four Northern Words Flenched Jan. 2005
Bill Casselman The Word Ptarmigan Plooks Pfunny Feb. 2005
Bill Casselman Snow Motto Has Ancient Source Mar. 2005
Bill Casselman Diana Krall: The Meaning of Her Names April 2005
Bill Casselman Latin Clavis Is the Keyword May 2005
Bill Casselman Origin of the Racist Slur Wop June 2005
Bill Casselman Summer and the Words for Seasons of the Year July 2005
Bill Casselman Wog! Origin of a Racist Insult Aug. 2005
Bill Casselman Hysteria: The Just Death of a Medical Word Sept. 2005
Bill Casselman Sockeye Salmon: A British Columbia Word Oct. 2005
Bill Casselman Our Naughty Bits and the Surprising Origin of Their Proper Medical Terms Nov. 2005
Bill Casselman Hello! Ciao! Ave Atque Vale! — The Origin of Some Words of Greeting Dec. 2005
Bill Casselman Prairie: A Word Born in a Roman Meadow Jan. 2006
Bill Casselman The Surprising Meaning of his Surname — And Oops! Mozart's Given Name Amadeus Is Ungrammatical Latin Feb. 2006
Bill Casselman The Names of the Great Lakes Mar. 2006
Bill Casselman Plantagenets and Plantar Wart: Their Connection April 2006
Bill Casselman Origin of the Name Italy May 2006
Bill Casselman Sebum: Origin of the Word June 2006
Bill Casselman Angelica: The Angels' Herb and Diaghilev's Surname July 2006
Bill Casselman Origin of the Surnames Abbott and McNab Aug. 2006
Bill Casselman The Word Lore of Birch Sept. 2006
Bill Casselman Gougou: Canadian Monster Deluxe Oct. 2006
Bill Casselman To Parp a Klaxon? Nov. 2006
Bill Casselman My Lords and Ladies, Your Origins, Please! Dec. 2006
Bill Casselman Oodles of Schnoodles: Revolting New Dog Names Jan. 2007
Bill Casselman No Rhyme for the Word Orange? Poppycock! Feb. 2007
Bill Casselman Autoneokakonymia: Bad Names for New Cars Mar. 2007
Bill Casselman Oh, For the Love of Mike! Apr. 2007
Bill Casselman Yo Coach! May 2007
Bill Casselman A Swarm of Bee Words June 2007
Bill Casselman The Vein with the Wrong Name July 2007
Bill Casselman Cappuccino and Its Monkish Origin Aug. 2007
Bill Casselman A Blunt History of the Word Cunt Sept. 2007
Bill Casselman Skater-Punk Onomastics: Avril Lavigne's Names Oct. 2007
Bill Casselman Sputnik: True Origin of the Word Nov. 2007
Bill Casselman Catnip, Catnap, and Cat Word Dec. 2007
Bill Casselman Champagne: Origin of the Name Jan. 2008
Bill Casselman The Cryosphere Is Not the World of Soap Operas Feb. 2008
Bill Casselman The Latin Word for Rope: Funis Mar. 2008
Bill Casselman Dimitri Anatolevich Medvedev: Etymology of the Names of the New Russian President April 2008
Bill Casselman English Words Borrowed from Chinese May 2008
Bill Casselman Twat: The Origin of a Rude Word June 2008
Bill Casselman Juniper & Gin: From Landscape to Larynx July 2008
Bill Casselman Of Lariats, Lassoes, & Lou Dobbs Aug. 2008
Bill Casselman Barack Obama: The True Meaning of His Given Name Sept. 2008
Bill Casselman Lake Huron Is a Racist Insult Oct. 2008
Bill Casselman Rare Verbal Gems Nov. 2008
Bill Casselman What's Behind the Word Fanny? Dec. 2008
Bill Casselman Nano-scaffold and a New Etymology of its Greek Root nanos Jan. 2009
Bill Casselman Peanut: Arachis Hypogaea — Origin of the Names Feb. 2009
Bill Casselman A Goy Gives the Origin of Four Yiddish Words? A Chaloshes! Mar. 2009
Bill Casselman Ponzi: Caught in the Wizard's Womb of Fraud April 2009
Bill Casselman Vampire Squids from Hell: Odd Names in Zoology May 2009
Bill Casselman Nudnik, Nogoodnik, and Nu: the Russian Origins of Three Yiddish Words June 2009
Bill Casselman Soap and Its Word Origin July 2009
Bill Casselman Galilee: Origin of a Hebrew Place Name Sept. 2009
Bill Casselman A Figment of Etymology Oct. 2009
Bill Casselman Etymology of a Loaded Word: Celibate Nov. 2009
Bill Casselman Bastard! Dec. 2009
Bill Casselman Obscure Verbs of Leaping Jan. 2010
Bill Casselman Schiaparelli: A Renowned Coutouričre’s Italian Surname Traced to Its Origins Feb. 2010
Bill Casselman Hat Trick Mar. 2010
Bill Casselman It's Wrong, Deer. Quite Wrong! April 2010
Bill Casselman St. John's Wort: Its Benefits Both Mystical and Medical May 2010
Bill Casselman Frog! The Origin of a Racist Insult June 2010
Bill Casselman Potty-Mouth: Clean Thoughts on a "Dirty" Synonym July 2010
Bill Casselman Chode/Chod: A Newish Dirty Word Aug. 2010
Bill Casselman Circus: The Origin of the Word Sept. 2010
Bill Casselman Windigo: Cannibal Fiend of the North Woods Oct. 2010
Bill Casselman Horse Sense Nov. 2010
Bill Casselman Herb as Word Dec. 2010
Bill Casselman Winterbourne, a Winter Word Jan. 2011
Bill Casselman The Bogus Word Paraprosdokian and Lazy Con Artists of Academe Feb. 2011
Bill Casselman The Origin of Amuse Is Not Amusing! Mar. 2011
Bill Casselman Tabula Rasa: A Useful Latin Phrase April 2011
Bill Casselman Billet-Doux May 2011
Bill Casselman The Many Names of Egypt June 2011
Bill Casselman Gentian: Origin of a Flower Name July 2011
Bill Casselman Disfluency Is Rife Sept. 2011
Bill Casselman Entomophage Oct. 2011
Bill Casselman Pukka, Sahib! Top-Drawer! Nov. 2011
Bill Casselman A Modest Bouquet of Rare Verbal Blossoms or Obscure Words Worth Revival Dec. 2011
Bill Casselman Hiemal, Brumal, Algid, and Other Wintry Wordlets Jan. 2012
Bill Casselman Canopy: From an Egyptian Word Meaning Mosquito Feb. 2012
Bill Casselman Proteus and Protea Mar. 2012
Bill Casselman Profane Reflections April 2012
Bill Casselman Wind Words Go Windwards May 2012
Bill Casselman Medieval Latin Words in English June 2012
Bill Casselman The Origin of the Word "Travel" and the Phrase "Beyond the Pale" July 2012
Bill Casselman House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins: Part 1 of 4 Aug. 2012
Bill Casselman House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins: Part 2 of 4 Sept. 2012
Bill Casselman House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins: Part 3 of 4 Oct. 2012
Bill Casselman House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins: Part 4 of 4 Nov. 2012
Bill Casselman Dolphin, The Swimming Womb Dec. 2012
Bill Casselman Alarums and Excursions Jan. 2013
Bill Casselman Tournure: A Word Meaning Graceful Deportment Feb. 2013
Bill Casselman A Syringe Was Once a Flute! The Origin of Some Injector Words Mar. 2013
Bill Casselman Siesta: Awake to the Origin of the Word April 2013
Bill Casselman Siren May 2013
Bill Casselman Copper June 2013
Bill Casselman Window Words July 2013
Bill Casselman Elf: a Magical Etymology Aug. 2013
Bill Casselman Cruising for a Bruising: Word Notes on a Nautical Verb Sept. 2013
Bill Casselman Despective: A New Adjective Oct. 2013
Bill Casselman Wonder Words Nov. 2013
Bill Casselman Deep Sea Words Like Benthos and Pelagic and Archipelago Dec. 2013
Bill Casselman Louis Jan. 2014
Bill Casselman English "Gym" Words Began as Openly Homoerotic Feb. 2014
Tanja Cilia Maltese and the English Language Feb. 2012
Larra Clark Newsworthy: Banned Books Week: September 23-30 Sept. 2006
Roy Peter Clark Book Excerpt: Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Dec. 2006
Paula Marantz Cohen The Queen's English Oct. 2010
A. D. Coleman Newsworthy: How to Talk Through Your Hat (5) May 2013
Valerie Collins Words of a Feather Mar. 2002
Valerie Collins Yes, We Have No Bananas Sept. 2002
Valerie Collins Get Vivad! Jan. 2003
Valerie Collins The Hit-Your-Audience-in-the-Eye Guide to English Feb. 2003
Valerie Collins It Takes Two to Tango: Diary of an Alliteration Junkie May 2003
Valerie Collins Ain't Misbehavin' Aug. 2003
Valerie Collins Blog and Be Merry Dec. 2003
Valerie Collins Hootlessness Mar. 2004
Valerie Collins Ablaut Shmablaut Aug. 2004
Valerie Collins Abomistrosities Dec. 2004
Valerie Collins Cutting and Splicing April 2005
Steve Cook Writing Down to Readers May 2001
Peter Corey Grammar and Disputation Jan. 2001
Peter Corey How Linguistics Killed Grammar Sept. 2001
Peter Corey "Different From" Not "Different Than" Jan. 2002
Peter Corey rresponse tto jjoan ttaber altieri Oct. 2003
Darren Crovitz Hyphenology, or The Missing Link June 2002
Darren Crovitz The Secret Nature of Nicknames Nov. 2002
James F. Csank The Rule Against Hearsay Mar. 2013
James F. Csank More Hearsay April 2013
James F. Csank Legal Jargon — Part 1 Sept. 2013
James F. Csank Legal Jargon — Part 2 Oct. 2013
James F. Csank Legal Jargon — Part 3 Nov. 2013
James F. Csank Legal Jargon — Part 4 Dec. 2013
James F. Csank Legal Jargon — Part 5: Jurisdiction Jan. 2014
James F. Csank Legal Jargon — Part 6: The Fiduciary Family Feb. 2014
Fredd Culbertson Specialty Dictionary: Glossary of Phobias June 2010
Steven Cushing Share, Borrow, or Steal Nov. 2011
Jamil Daher Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and English May 2003
Jeff Danziger Urban Renewal English Apr. 2001
Marshall Dean Spoonerisms and Malapropisms Apr. 2002
Marshall Dean Train-of-Thought Writing Feb. 2003
Marshall Dean Everything's Cool, Whatever, or Like Aug. 2007
Lee Dembart Prescriptivism Versus Descriptivism: Is Either Side Right? Sept. 2009
Lee Dembart Back in What Day? Aug. 2010
Lee Dembart The Problem with Both Dec. 2010
William Denton Specialty Dictionary: Glossary of Detective-Story Slang Dec. 2009
Linda Eve Diamond Ain't: It Just Ain't What It Used to Be Mar. 2010
Linda Eve Diamond What Do Spelling Lessons, Productive Dialogue, Civil Debate, and Etiquette All Have in Common? Aug. 2010
Paul Dickson Book Excerpt: Words from the White House Jan. 2013
Stephen Dodson and Dr. Robert Vanderplank Book Excerpt: Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit July 2009
Tony Donovan Linguistic Chaos: English in the Gulf of Araby Jan. 2003
Tony Donovan Keep Foreign Languages out of the Classroom May 2003
Richard Dowis The Long and the Short of It Dec. 2000
Richard Dowis "Secrets" of the Pros Apr. 2001
Marion DS Dreyfus A Delicious Language to Bring Us All Together May 2008
Marion DS Dreyfus What's in a Name? Nov. 2008
Marion DS Dreyfus Editing for Guccione, RIP Nov. 2010
Marion DS Dreyfus Film Review: Django Unchanged Dec. 2012
Marion DS Dreyfus Film Review: Barbara Jan. 2013
Marion DS Dreyfus Film Review: NO Feb. 2013
Marion DS Dreyfus Film Review: OH BOY! May 2013
Donald L. Dyer How Grammaticality Eludes: The Relationship Between Nonstandard and Evolving Language Mar. 2006
Skip Eisiminger Word Wise June 2004
Skip Eisiminger A Continual Allegory: Some Thoughts on Literal-Mindedness Oct. 2004
Skip Eisiminger When the Teacher's Wrong Mar. 2005
Skip Eisiminger Dropping Names Sept. 2005
Skip Eisiminger Tales from the Cup and Chaucer Jan. 2006
Skip Eisiminger The Emperor Is Naked! Or, Derrida Meets a New Critic May 2006
Skip Eisiminger The Long and Short of Brevity: Fact and Speculation Sept. 2006
Skip Eisiminger Facets of the Softball Diamond Mar. 2007
Skip Eisiminger The Consequences of a Word Sept. 2007
Skip Eisiminger Winning, Losing, and Playing the Game Feb. 2008
Skip Eisiminger Words as Keys to Locks Dec. 2009
Skip Eisiminger The Hyena's Share May 2010
Skip Eisiminger Ilse and Max, or the Future of English May 2011
Skip Eisiminger From Hand Shakes to Fist Explosions: Greetings and Departures May 2012
Skip Eisiminger Fiction: An Improbable Fiction: The Language of Shakespeare Aug. 2012
Skip Eisiminger Yada, Yada, Yada, Cinderbella: The Miracle of Language Acquisition Sept. 2012
Skip Eisiminger Acropox July 2013
Skip Eisiminger Personal Essay: On Heroes: Laureled Heads and Feet of Clay Sept. 2013
Skip Eisiminger With Respect to the Name: Names and Identity Oct. 2013
Skip Eisiminger Old Horses Don't Die, Nor Do They Fade Away Nov. 2013
Skip Eisiminger It's a Book — It Has No Joystick: Books and Libraries Dec. 2013
Skip Eisiminger Fanny Assingham's Offspring: Misnomers and Ill-Gotten Names Feb. 2014
Susan Elkin A Bestiary of Adjectives Sept. 2000
Susan Elkin Flocks, Flights, Companies, and Coveys Jan. 2001
Susan Elkin Children Deserve Poetry June 2001
Susan Elkin Don't Throw It Away Dec. 2001
Susan Elkin King James Bible Mar. 2002
Susan Elkin Get 'em to Read Real Books Oct. 2002
Susan Elkin Give Them Greek May 2003
Susan Elkin Words, Words, Words Nov. 2005
Charles Harrington Elster Book Excerpt: The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker Mar. 2006
Terrie Ens Words Can Harm Me: They Can Make Me Crazy! Nov. 2000
Joseph Epstein Bottle That Punaphor July 2000
Joseph Epstein I'm Eppy, but Call Me Epstein Aug. 2000
Joseph Epstein You Got Attitude? Nov. 2000
Joseph Epstein The Game of the Name Jan. 2001
Joseph Epstein Going Without the Flow Mar. 2001
Joseph Epstein Mr. Epstein Regrets June 2001
Joseph Epstein Thanks for Sharing Sept. 2001
Joseph Epstein Upsizing Jan. 2002
Joseph Epstein Situation Comedy Apr. 2002
Joseph Epstein Author's Choice June 2002
Joseph Epstein Penman Oct. 2002
Joseph Epstein Sorry, Charles Feb. 2003
Joseph Epstein No Opinion July 2003
Joseph Epstein Marginalized Nov. 2003
Joseph Epstein Quote-idian Jan. 2004
Joseph Epstein Is Reading Really at Risk? Sept. 2004
Joseph Epstein Blog, Bloggers, Blague Jan. 2005
Joseph Epstein No Joke Oct. 2005
Joseph Epstein The Perils of Prolificacy April 2006
Joseph Epstein Plagiary, It's Crawling All Over Me Sept. 2006
Joseph Epstein Cleaning Up My Act Dec. 2006
Joseph Epstein Don't Call Me Ishmael Mar. 2007
Joseph Epstein Excellent Choice Nov. 2007
Joseph Epstein The Wittiest Writer Alive Jan. 2009
Joseph Epstein Crying Over Split Milk May 2010
Joseph Epstein Heavy Sentences Sept. 2011
Joseph Epstein Kindle at the Cleaners Nov. 2011
Joseph Epstein Book Review: What's a Word's Worth? Sept. 2012
Joseph Epstein Audio-Dismal Aids May 2013
Joseph Epstein Go Google Yourself June 2013
Phil Eubanks The Metaphor Game Jan. 2004
Rod L. Evans Book Excerpt: The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things Oct. 2006
Rod L. Evans Book Excerpt: The Artful Nuance Feb. 2009
Rod L. Evans Book Excerpt: Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits: Unfamiliar Terms for Familiar Things June 2011
Ward Farnsworth Book Excerpt: Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric Mar. 2011
Heinz Insu Fenkl Heaven and Hello Mar. 2002
Heinz Insu Fenkl The Secret Alchemy of Doctor Seuss July 2002
Heinz Insu Fenkl The Mermaid Jan. 2005
Edward Finegan Practicing Prescriptivism Now and Then Feb. 2001
Robert Hartwell Fiske The Perfectibility of Words May 2000
Robert Hartwell Fiske Thirty Questions April 2004
Robert Hartwell Fiske Thirty-Five Questions June 2004
Robert Hartwell Fiske Thirty Questions Sept. 2004
Robert Hartwell Fiske Fifteen Questions Dec. 2004
Robert Hartwell Fiske A Few Rules of English-Language Use That, If Observed, Will Help Ensure Your Being Thought Well Of, Employable, and Even, Perhaps, Fit for Office — Part 1 Feb. 2007
Robert Hartwell Fiske A Few Rules of English-Language Use That, If Observed, Will Help Ensure Your Being Thought Well Of, Employable, and Even, Perhaps, Fit for Office — Part 2 Mar. 2007
Robert Hartwell Fiske A Few Rules of English-Language Use That, If Observed, Will Help Ensure Your Being Thought Well Of, Employable, and Even, Perhaps, Fit for Office — Part 3 Apr. 2007
Robert Hartwell Fiske Ten of the Most Annoying Grammatical Mistakes That People Make Mar. 2009
Robert Hartwell Fiske Twelve of the Most Annoying Stylistic Mistakes That People Make Oct. 2009
Robert Hartwell Fiske Book Review: Word for Word Nov. 2009
Robert Hartwell Fiske Book Review: It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences July 2010
Robert Hartwell Fiske Ten Annoying Mistakes in Punctuation That People Make Aug. 2010
Robert Hartwell Fiske Book Excerpt: Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English: A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists Oct. 2011
Robert Hartwell Fiske Book Excerpt: The Dimwit's Dictionary, Third Edition Aug. 2012
Robert Hartwell Fiske Toward the Making of a Sentence July 2013
Kitty Burns Florey Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog Nov. 2004
Kitty Burns Florey Book Excerpt: Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Sentence Diagramming Nov. 2006
Judy Foreman Doctors Cut with Medical Jargon Feb. 2004
Adam Freedman A Tangled Web Aug. 2007
Adam Freedman Book Excerpt: Plain vs Precise Sept. 2007
Adam Freedman Don't Want Clever Conversation Oct. 2007
Adam Freedman All About Eaves Nov. 2007
Adam Freedman William Shakespeare, Attorney-at-Law Dec. 2007
Adam Freedman Meet John Doe Jan. 2008
Adam Freedman Food, Felonies, and Fun Feb. 2008
Adam Freedman Poetic Justice Mar. 2008
Adam Freedman Taxing Vocabulary April 2008
Adam Freedman Heir Today May 2008
Adam Freedman Habeas Corpus and All That June 2008
Adam Freedman Meet the Flintlocks July 2008
Adam Freedman A Lawyer by Any Other Name Aug. 2008
Adam Freedman Faith Lift Sept. 2008
Adam Freedman The World According to TARP Oct. 2008
Adam Freedman Footnotes* Nov. 2008
Adam Freedman Nice Work Dec. 2008
Adam Freedman Don't Be Cruel Jan. 2009
Adam Freedman When Corporations Fall in Love Feb. 2009
Adam Freedman Patently Obvious Mar. 2009
Adam Freedman Excuses, Excuses April 2009
Adam Freedman Frenemy Combatants May 2009
Adam Freedman Fleeting Expletives June 2009
Adam Freedman 1776 and All That July 2009
Adam Freedman Wee the People Sept. 2009
Adam Freedman The Most Important Word in the Constitution Oct. 2009
Adam Freedman Mid the Canon's Roar Nov. 2009
Adam Freedman Criminal Slanguage Dec. 2009
Adam Freedman Is Washington Filibusted? Jan. 2010
Adam Freedman Boilerplate Special Feb. 2010
Adam Freedman Cents and Sensibility Mar. 2010
Adam Freedman Taxonomy and Spend April 2010
Adam Freedman Well, I'll Be Hanged May 2010
Robert Fulton But You Know What I Mean Sept. 2001
Bonnie Furlong Bog This! — A Misadventure in Etymology Jan. 2010
David Galef Lost Qualifiers Feb. 2010
David Galef Folkwear July 2010
David Galef A Royal Pain Jan. 2011
David Galef Harder, Softer April 2012
David Galef May It Please the Court Jan. 2013
David Galef The State of the Art: Part 1 Mar. 2013
David Galef The State of the Art: Part 2 April 2013
David Galef The State of the Art: Part 3 May 2013
David Galef Plain Talk, or the Case of the Vanishing Vocabulary Jan. 2014
Pat Gallant Homophonic Embarrassments That May Result from Relying on Spell Check May 2010
Pat Gallant Personal Essay: Green Grocer Feb. 2013
Sarabjeet Garcha Perspiring over Expiry July 2010
Anu Garg Discover the Theme; Animal Words Feb. 2003
Bryan A. Garner Making Peace in the Language Wars Oct. 2003
Jen Gerson Newsworthy: Adios, Apostrophe June 2006
Amalia Gnanadesikan Things They Told Me Not to Do Dec. 2003
Amalia Gnanadesikan The Archbishop's Pronoun Mar. 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan Of Mangoes, Curry, and Catamarans May 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan All the Rivers Around Here Are Dutch June 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan One, Two, Buckle My Shoe July 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan On Withstanding Werewolves Sept. 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan The Man Who Died of Thirst in the Dessert Oct. 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan On Learning to Read Nov. 2004
Amalia Gnanadesikan Turtles All the Way Down Jan. 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan A Grimm Tale Feb. 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Conversations with the Dead Mar. 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Travels of an Eggplant May 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan The Way We Talk Anymore June 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Are We Related? July 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Words Are Not Enough Sept. 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Mouths of Babes Oct. 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Change and Decay: Confessions of a Descriptive Linguist Dec. 2005
Amalia Gnanadesikan Language: Going to the Dogs? Jan. 2006
Amalia Gnanadesikan Design Your Own Language April 2006
Amalia Gnanadesikan For Your Ears Only June 2006
Amalia Gnanadesikan The Sound of One Hand Clapping Jan. 2007
Amalia Gnanadesikan Where Are You From? Apr. 2007
Amalia Gnanadesikan The Three Little Pigs Learn Latin Sept. 2007
Amalia Gnanadesikan Lies My Alphabet Told Me Aug. 2008
Amalia Gnanadesikan Gained in Translation Jan. 2009
Amalia Gnanadesikan A Charm of Powerful Trouble April 2009
Amalia Gnanadesikan When Is a Language Not a Language? June 2009
Amalia Gnanadesikan tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh'a'? (Do You Speak Klingon?) Jan. 2010
Amalia Gnanadesikan The Stuff of Thought Sept. 2010
Amalia Gnanadesikan Please Don't Say What You Mean Dec. 2010
Keith Gogan Losing Touch with a "Friend" Mar. 2009
Barbara Goldowsky Life Tales: Long Live, My Lolita! Jan. 2011
Barbara Goldowsky Personal Essay: Immigrant Dreams Mar. 2013
Richard Goodman Book Excerpt: Some Things English Can't Do — And Shouldn't Jan. 2008
Donna Gorrell Conversations with a Copy Editor Oct. 2006
Donna Gorrell Truth Be Told: Creating a Nonfiction Story Jan. 2007
Donna Gorrell Sound Off: Just Pencils Apr. 2007
Donna Gorrell Go Figure! July 2007
Donna Gorrell Begin Your Sentences with and (but, or, nor, for, yet, so) Dec. 2007
Donna Gorrell Begin Your Sentences with because (since, while) Jan. 2008
Donna Gorrell On Traits and Truth Mar. 2008
Donna Gorrell Make Your Point with Emphasis and Rhythm May 2008
Donna Gorrell Make Your Voice Heard Mar. 2009
Donna Gorrell Just a Matter of Keystrokes July 2009
Donna Gorrell Puzzled? May 2010
Donna Gorrell Comma Complaint Dec. 2011
Donna Gorrell The Editor Dec. 2013
Thomas Gould Dash It All! The Secret War for the Heart of HTML Dec. 2006
Lucy Yarlott Graca Sound Off: Things to Do with Friends: A Gothic Romance Sept. 2007
Ellen Graf Linguistic Strategies to Cure Illness Nov. 2007
Ellen Graf The Subsong of Birds Feb. 2008
Ellen Graf Book Excerpt: The Natural Laws of Good Luck Sept. 2009
Ellen Graf The Resiliency Gene May 2010
David Grambs The Like Virus Aug. 2001
David Grambs Book Excerpt: So You Think You Can Spell? Nov. 2009
Judy Gruen Sound Off: My Brush with Starbucks Fame Aug. 2007
Judy Gruen You Never Call, You Only Text Dec. 2008
Judy Gruen If Moses Were on Twitter (or, Thou Shalt Twitter!) Mar. 2010
Judy Gruen Your Results May Vary July 2010
Rohit Gupta The Pen Is Mightier Than MSWord Jan. 2003
Sean A. Guynes The Wonder of Eastern European Loanwords Oct. 2011
Sean A. Guynes Three Albanias? The History of "Albania" in English Mar. 2012
Sean A. Guynes Do Androids Dream of Proto-Indo-European Fables About Sheep? July 2012
Sean A. Guynes A Language Not Our Own: English's Indigenous Language Roots June 2013
John Guzlowski Sound Off: All Holocausted Out: Thoughts on a Non-Jew's Using the Word Holocaust Oct. 2007
John Guzlowski Language and Loss Nov. 2008
Brenda Townsend Hall The Root of the Matter Oct. 2001
Brenda Townsend Hall Negative Thoughts Sept. 2002
Brenda Townsend Hall United Through Proverbs June 2003
Jon N. Hall Or What: A Disquisition on a Common Error in American Usage Mar. 2013
Jon N. Hall Or What: The Saga Continues June 2013
Keith Hall Food for Thought June 2003
Keith Hall Word Wizards of Oz Dec. 2004
Mark Halpern Why Linguists Are Not to Be Trusted on Language Usage Sept. 2000
Mark Halpern No Greater Misfortune: Debating with American Academics Oct. 2000
Mark Halpern Descriptivist vs. Prescriptivist Dec. 2000
Mark Halpern The End of Linguistics July 2001
Mark Halpern Two Bad Papers on Language Usage Oct. 2001
Mark Halpern The Eskimo Snow Vocabulary Debate Feb. 2002
Mark Halpern Myth-Bashing as a Substitute for Thought May 2002
Mark Halpern The Meaning of Postmodernism in an Age of Terrorism July 2002
Mark Halpern Must We Burn Roget?; Elliott on Imperialism Aug. 2002
Mark Halpern The Meaning of Objectivity: Part 1 Nov. 2002
Mark Halpern The Meaning of Objectivity: Part 2 Dec. 2002
Mark Halpern Orwell Suffers the Death of a Thousand Cuts Feb. 2003
Mark Halpern Our Friends, the Paradox and the Problem Mar. 2003
Mark Halpern "It's Safe to Predict ..." — Yes, Unfortunately April 2003
Mark Halpern An Ode to Science: Bird Thou Never Wert May 2003
Mark Halpern O, What a Noble Mind Is Here O'erthrown: Posner on Plagiarism June 2003
Mark Halpern Professor Trudgill Is Puzzled July 2003
Mark Halpern Birds of a Feather: On Hating "Hate" Aug. 2003
Mark Halpern Erin McKean and Robert Hartwell Fiske on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Sept. 2003
Mark Halpern Replies to Michael Glazer, David Wilton, and Bob McHenry Oct. 2003
Mark Halpern Two Worrisome Thoughts Nov. 2003
Mark Halpern A Sipid List That Will Live in Famy: Unrecorded Positives Formed from Unbalanced Negatives Feb. 2004
Mark Halpern Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part I April 2004
Mark Halpern Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part II May 2004
Mark Halpern Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part III June 2004
Mark Halpern Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part IV July 2004
Mark Halpern Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part V Aug. 2004
Mark Halpern Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part VI Sept. 2004
Mark Halpern Key Words of Our Time: Fuzzy Logic Nov. 2004
Mark Halpern Key Words of Our Time: Order of Magnitude Dec. 2004
Mark Halpern Key Words of Our Time: Curling up with a Good Dimension Jan. 2005
Mark Halpern When a Species Needs a Pal Mar. 2005
Mark Halpern Three Reflections on American Humanistic Scholarship May 2005
Mark Halpern Just a Few Rotten Apples, or Duffy's Dopiness June 2005
Mark Halpern As for Killing, Our Servants Will Do That for Us Sept. 2005
Mark Halpern Critical Terms: Taxes — Do We Hate the Word or the Thing? Nov. 2005
Mark Halpern Book Excerpt: The Question of Change in Language Feb. 2006
Mark Halpern A Descriptivist Manifesto: Geoffrey Pullum Sets Us All Straight July 2006
Mark Halpern Richard Posner, Expert on Plagiarism, Fails to Copy from Someone When It Counts Feb. 2007
Mark Halpern On the Internet, Everyone Is a Dog: A Review Apr. 2007
Mark Halpern A Friendship in Letters Nov. 2007
Mark Halpern The Trojan Laptop Jan. 2008
Mark Halpern The Root of Political Correctness Feb. 2008
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: How to Fight Malware: Personal Computers in the Age of Political Correctness April 2008
Mark Halpern You Make Me Sick: Symptoms as Arguments July 2008
Mark Halpern Rescuing the Hero Aug. 2008
Mark Halpern Through Darkest Internet with Miss Thistlebottom as Guide and Protector Sept. 2008
Mark Halpern Book Excerpt: Language & Human Nature Oct. 2008
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: A Non-Malthusian Argument for Population Reduction Nov. 2008
Mark Halpern Some Problems with Editors (or Private Vices, Public Benefits) Dec. 2008
Mark Halpern Prescriptivism and Descriptivism: What Are They at Root? May 2009
Mark Halpern Prescriptivism and Descriptivism, Part 2: A Descriptivist in Action June 2009
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Conspiracies Without a Human Face Sept. 2009
Mark Halpern Bill Safire's Usage Legacy Nov. 2009
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Military Robots and the Redefinition of "Autonomy" Dec. 2009
Mark Halpern Book Review: To Know and Distinguish Jan. 2010
Mark Halpern The Blind Review: A Literary Breakthrough Feb. 2010
Mark Halpern Book Review: Jack Lynch, The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park Mar. 2010
Mark Halpern An Appreciation: G. J. Toomer, John Selden: A Life in Scholarship May 2010
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Defending Bluebeard, Scotching the Serpent: Fixing the Sexual Problems of the Half-Human Race Aug. 2010
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Please Stop Understanding Nov. 2010
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Torture ... and the Torture Literature Mar. 2011
Mark Halpern You Are What You Speak April 2011
Mark Halpern On the Origin of Language July 2011
Mark Halpern A Prescriptivist Manifesto Jan. 2012
Mark Halpern Footnotes to a Manifesto May 2012
Mark Halpern Pinker on Descriptivism vs. Prescriptivism Oct. 2012
Mark Halpern Book Review: Jacques Barzun: His Life and His Life Nov. 2012
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Back to Top Robots Return as Drones, and with Them "Autonomy" April 2013
Mark Halpern Mixed Bag June 2013
Mark Halpern A Dwarf If You Insist, but Not Grumpy — Just Dopey July 2013
Mark Halpern Do Eskimo Languages Have Words? Aug. 2013
Mark Halpern Culture and Society: Hooray for Democracy … Whatever That Is Sept. 2013
Mark Halpern How Do Children Learn Their Mother Tongue? They Don't Oct. 2013
Mark Halpern Book Review: The Truth about William Shakespeare Dec. 2013
Mark Halpern and Robert Lane Greene A Debate with Lane Greene on P. vs. D. — First Installment Jan. 2014
Will Hamlin Academic Diction: An Avoidable Poverty Mar. 2008
Will Hamlin Language, Money, and the Modern University Mar. 2010
Orin Hargraves Who Owns English June 2003
Carey Harrison News from the Trenches: An English Professor Speaks April 2005
Carey Harrison May Days May 2005
Carey Harrison Dog-Days June 2005
Carey Harrison Hey-Days July 2005
Carey Harrison Away-Days Aug. 2005
Carey Harrison Oy-weh! Days Sept. 2005
Carey Harrison Gray Days Oct. 2005
Carey Harrison Hurrah-Days Nov. 2005
Carey Harrison Outré-Days Dec. 2005
Carey Harrison Pass/Fail Days Jan. 2006
Carey Harrison The Pigeons on the Grass, Alas Mar. 2006
Carey Harrison Dipthongs in the Wind April 2006
Carey Harrison Prose, Not Hoes May 2006
Carey Harrison Duffy and Quinn June 2006
Carey Harrison Tongues on the Bench July 2006
Carey Harrison Twice in Trouble? Aug. 2006
Carey Harrison When the Past Was Strong Sept. 2006
Carey Harrison News from the Front, Once More Nov. 2006
Carey Harrison Anyone for Rhinoceri? Dec. 2006
Carey Harrison Present-Tense Proust Project Jan. 2007
Carey Harrison Recently, in the Cretaceous Feb. 2007
Carey Harrison College English in the Classroom Mar. 2007
Carey Harrison However Is for Wimps Apr. 2007
Carey Harrison Au Revoir, Philistines May 2007
Carey Harrison Gnome Sane? July 2007
Carey Harrison Historic Days Aug. 2007
Carey Harrison Millions Dead Sept. 2007
Carey Harrison Rise of the Nothings Oct. 2007
Carey Harrison The Last Words You'll Ever Hear Nov. 2007
Carey Harrison Shakespeare's Sonnets Dec. 2007
Carey Harrison Breaking the Codes Jan. 2008
Carey Harrison "SV" Disease — Is There a Cure? Feb. 2008
Carey Harrison Enter the Universal Buttock Mar. 2008
Carey Harrison Connecting to the Web April 2008
Carey Harrison The South American Novel, Alas May 2008
Carey Harrison Me and Him Go to the Mall June 2008
Carey Harrison Letting Bygones Be Bygones July 2008
Carey Harrison How Was That Again? Aug. 2008
Carey Harrison Quiz, and After Sept. 2008
Carey Harrison Momentous News Oct. 2008
Carey Harrison Hieroglyphics, or What Sophocles Knew Nov. 2008
Carey Harrison Mashie-Niblicks of the World, Unite! Dec. 2008
Carey Harrison Justine and After Jan. 2009
Carey Harrison The Truffles of Absurdity Feb. 2009
Carey Harrison She Seek Connie Dad Mar. 2009
Carey Harrison Beyond Laziness April 2009
Carey Harrison Rip Van Winkle Writes May 2009
Carey Harrison Keisha Clothes Dirty June 2009
Carey Harrison Bad to Worse July 2009
Carey Harrison The Incident of the Goat Sept. 2009
Carey Harrison Cliquez Ici Oct. 2009
Carey Harrison A Student Writes Nov. 2009
Carey Harrison Dangerous Men Dec. 2009
Carey Harrison Todo es Nada Jan. 2010
Carey Harrison Nation Out to Lunch Feb. 2010
Carey Harrison Reflections on the Death of Learning Mar. 2010
Carey Harrison Name That Tree April 2010
Carey Harrison Corporate Woods May 2010
Carey Harrison It's Out There June 2010
Carey Harrison Shakespeare Farewell, Once More Aug. 2010
Carey Harrison The Mole in the Earthquake Sept. 2010
Carey Harrison Farv and Murv Oct. 2010
Carey Harrison Swell, Buster! Nov. 2010
Carey Harrison It's Not That Big of a Deal Dec. 2010
Carey Harrison The Virus of Ignorance Feb. 2011
Carey Harrison An Appreciation: The Great Mystery of Words May 2011
Carey Harrison Back to School Sept. 2011
Carey Harrison America's Shame Oct. 2011
Carey Harrison The Glory and the Shame Nov. 2011
Carey Harrison A Counterattack on Failing Grammar Dec. 2011
Carey Harrison In Praise of the Iamb Feb. 2012
Carey Harrison Midterm Meditations April 2012
Mim Harrison Book Excerpt: Wicked Good Words July 2011
Pamela Hewitt The Perils of Publish or Perish Jan. 2006
Ernest Hilbert Book Excerpt: Sixty Sonnets Mar. 2009
Mark Hochhauser On the Incomprehensibility of Privacy Notices Nov. 2002
Mark Hochhauser Behavioral Writing: From Gobbledygook to Plain English May 2003
Robert Hollander Another Plea for Avoidance of "Singular They" May 2011
Kerr Houston The Age of Exploration Nov. 2003
Kerr Houston Bowl and Blood: An Essay on What Hangs Above Us June 2004
Kerr Houston Breve New World: Thoughts on an Emergent Pidgin Jan. 2005
Kerr Houston Phony Histories: A Vindication of False Etymologies July 2005
Kerr Houston The Shades of Dante: Thoughts on Unstable Eponyms Sept. 2006
Kerr Houston Pages as Portals: On a Small Pleasure of Some Texts July 2007
Kerr Houston The Rehabilitation of Oftentimes Feb. 2008
Kerr Houston Blood Flows, Ink Flows: An Image of Hyperbolic Violence Oct. 2008
Kerr Houston All the World's a Stage: Shocking Upsets Jan. 2009
Kerr Houston "Playing with" and Art World Discourse Nov. 2011
Kerr Houston and Ingrid Pimsner "Apt to call barbarous": Stylistic Debates Involving Artwriting Feb. 2013
Heidi Huse Singin' the "We" Blues Feb. 2010
 

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