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Our Desperate, 250-Year-Long Search for a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

— Maria Bustillos (The Awl, 6 January 2011)
Filed in: Gender | History | Language

Monday, January 17 2011

Tuesday, May 11 2010

Bad Writing and Bad Thinking

— Rachel Toor (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 April 2010)
Filed in: Education | Language

Field Guides to Elsewhere: How We Read Languages We Don’t Read

— Hilary Plum (The Quarterly Conversation, 16 February 2010)
Filed in: Language | Literature

Tuesday, March 9 2010

Plumbing the Depths of “The Hurt Locker”

— Ben Zimmer (Visual Thesaurus, 5 March 2010)
Filed in: Film | Language

Monday, November 2 2009

The Cosmopolitan Tongue: The Universality of English

— John McWhorter (World Affairs Journal, Fall 2009)
Filed in: Language

Wednesday, October 7 2009

The Age of Undoing

— Ben Zimmer (The New York Times, 15 September 2009)
Filed in: Cyberculture & New Media | General Theory | Language

Tuesday, September 15 2009

The Words That Make the English

— Tony Thorne (The Times, 9 August 2009)
Filed in: European Studies | Language

Friday, September 11 2009

Samuel Johnson at 300

— H. J. Jackson (The Times Literary Supplement, 26 August 2009)
Filed in: European Studies | History | Language | Literature

Sunday, July 19 2009

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'Caltiki': The Creeping Blob!

// Short Ends and Leader

"Even at its most creaky in between the hair-raising scenes of queasy ickiness, this movie appeals to style mavens, auteur watchers, and horror historians.

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