The Vocabula Review on CD-ROM: The 1999–2005 Issues

The Vocabula Review on CD-ROM: The 1999-2005 Issues September 1999, Vol. 1, No. 1

•  Ebooks or Paper Books by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Scarcely Used Words


October 1999, Vol. 1, No. 2

•  A Paperless World? by Bernard Limoges
•  Digital Publishing: Past, Present, and Future by John Rutledge
•  Why Are We Wordy by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Scarcely Used Words


November 1999, Vol. 1, No. 3

•  Winds of Change or Doldrums of Tradition? by Chris Randall
•  On Dimwitticisms: An Introduction by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Two Poems by Laura Cherry
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English vs. Everyday English
•  Scarcely Used Words


December 1999, Vol. 1, No. 4

•  Electronic Publishing: A Cultural Adventure by Colin Haynes
•  Plain English by Dave Fox
•  The Wrong-Headedness of Linguistic Self-Righteousness by Alan Pagliere
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English vs. Everyday English
•  Scarcely Used Words


January 2000, Vol. 2, No. 1

•  What Ebooks Can Do That Print Books Can't by Pamela Jones
•  Ebooks: The Publisher's Dream by David Palmer
•  On Moribund Metaphors by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English vs. Everyday English
•  Scarcely Used Words


February 2000, Vol. 2, No. 2

•  The Content of Ebooks by Hugh O'Connor
•  The Linguistic Conservationist by Robert P. O'Shea
•  Our Democratic Language by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  The Rebirth of Writing by Gloria Pincu
•  Two Poems by Mark L. Levinson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English vs. Everyday English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words


March 2000, Vol. 2, No. 3

•  What's a "Meta" For? by Pamela Black
•  Two Poems by Laura Cherry
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English vs. Everyday English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Letters to the Editor


April 2000, Vol. 2, No. 4

•  The Remains of All Writing, the Spoils of All Speech by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  The Linguistic Conservationist by Robert P. O'Shea
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English vs. Everyday English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2000, Vol. 2, No. 5

•  The Perfectibility of Words by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2000, Vol. 2, No. 6

•  The Tarnishing of English by Stephen Heintz
•  The Linguistic Conservationist by Robert P. O'Shea
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


July 2000, Vol. 2, No. 7

•  Bottle That Punaphor by Joseph Epstein
•  Words That Stab Like a Sword by Pamela Jones
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2000, Vol. 2, No. 8

•  Stamp Out Fadspeak! by Richard Lederer
•  I'm Eppy, but Call Me Epstein by Joseph Epstein
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


September 2000, Vol. 2, No. 9

•  Why Linguists Are Not to Be Trusted on Language Usage — page 1 by Mark Halpern
•  Why Linguists Are Not to Be Trusted on Language Usage — page 2 by Mark Halpern
•  A Bestiary of Adjectives by Susan Elkin
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


October 2000, Vol. 2, No. 10

•  Politicians Incorrect by Richard Lederer
•  Arabic Influences in the English Language by Habeeb Salloum
•  No Greater Misfortune: Debating with American Academics by Mark Halpern
•  Two Poems by Elana Wolff
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  Letters to the Editor


November 2000, Vol. 2, No. 11

•  You Got Attitude? by Joseph Epstein
•  Double Your Pleasure by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Words Can Harm Me: They Can Make Me Crazy! by Terrie Ens
•  Killin' Me Softly with Your Verbs by Bill Miles
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


December 2000, Vol. 2, No. 12

•  Titanic Blunders by David Carkeet
•  Getting the Words Right by Tracy Lee Simmons
•  The Long and the Short of It by Richard Dowis
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  Descriptivist vs. Prescriptivist
•  Letters to the Editor


January 2001, Vol. 3, No. 1

•  Grammar and Disputation — page 1 by Peter Corey
•  Grammar and Disputation — page 2 by Peter Corey
•  Grammar and Disputation — page 3 by Peter Corey
•  The Game of the Name by Joseph Epstein
•  Flocks, Flights, Companies, and Coveys by Susan Elkin
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


February 2001, Vol. 3, No. 2

•  Four Cheers Five Victor Borge by Richard Lederer
•  Grammar Matters by Marylaine Block
•  Practicing Prescriptivism Now and Then by Edward Finegan
•  Snobs and Slobs by David R. Williams
•  Two Poems by Elana Wolff
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


March 2001, Vol. 3, No. 3

•  The Muse of Mopar by David Carkeet
•  Going Without the Flow by Joseph Epstein
•  Future Imperfect by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Like by Maggie Balistreri
•  Two Poems by Herbert Stern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  The Grumbling About Grammar Awards (GAGAs)
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


April 2001, Vol. 3, No. 4

•  Playing the Synonym Game by Ken Bresler
•  Bush-Whacked Language by Richard Lederer
•  "Secrets" of the Pros — page 1 by Richard Dowis
•  "Secrets" of the Pros — page 2 by Richard Dowis
•  "Secrets" of the Pros — page 3 by Richard Dowis
•  Urban Renewal English by Jeff Danziger
•  Two Poems by Mark L. Levinson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2001, Vol. 3, No. 5

•  Writing Down to Readers by Steve Cook
•  Clichés by David R. Williams
•  Words to Be Wise by Marylaine Block
•  "Unfortunately" Equals "Um, Fortunately" by Maggie Balistreri
•  Two Poems by Barry Spacks
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2001, Vol. 3, No. 6

•  English Words of Arabic Origin by Habeeb Salloum
•  Mr. Epstein Regrets by Joseph Epstein
•  Children Deserve Poetry by Susan Elkin
•  Two Poems by Elana Wolff
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


July 2001, Vol. 3, No. 7

•  The End of Linguistics — page 1 by Mark Halpern
•  The End of Linguistics — page 2 by Mark Halpern
•  Memo to Reviewers by David Carkeet
•  Student Bloopers by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2001, Vol. 3, No. 8

•  The Like Virus by David Grambs
•  Black Holes by Julian Burnside
•  Words and People by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Herbert Stern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


September 2001, Vol. 3, No. 9

•  How Linguistics Killed Grammar — page 1 by Peter Corey
•  How Linguistics Killed Grammar — page 2 by Peter Corey
•  How Linguistics Killed Grammar — page 3 by Peter Corey
•  How Linguistics Killed Grammar — page 4 by Peter Corey
•  How Linguistics Killed Grammar — page 5 by Peter Corey
•  Thanks for Sharing by Joseph Epstein
•  But You Know What I Mean by Robert Fulton
•  Two Poems by Fred Moramarco
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


October 2001, Vol. 3, No. 10

•  Empowering or Cowering by David R. Williams
•  Two Bad Papers on Language Usage by Mark Halpern
•  The Root of the Matter by Brenda Townsend Hall
•  The Odyssey of the Arabic Language and Its Script by Habeeb Salloum
•  Been There, Done That by David Isaacson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


November 2001, Vol. 3, No. 11

•  The Game of the Name by Marylaine Block
•  Writing: The Democratization of American Letters by Christopher Lord
•  Bumper Bites by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  The Art of Conversation by Tim Buck
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


December 2001, Vol. 3, No. 12

•  Nice Distinctions by Julian Burnside
•  Don't Throw It Away by Susan Elkin
•  Archie's Gone, But Not His Bunkerisms by Richard Lederer
•  TV Empathy by Robert Bové
•  The Grammar of Anthony Burgess's The Eve of Saint Venus by Richard Carter
•  Two Poems by Ernest Hilbert
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


January 2002, Vol. 4, No. 1

•  Upsizing by Joseph Epstein
•  >Happy Palindromic New Year by Richard Lederer
•  Dum & Dummer by Michael J. Sheehan
•  "Different From" Not "Different Than" by Peter Corey
•  Birdheart by Elana Wolff by Greg McPeake
•  Two Poems by Warren Jones
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


February 2002, Vol. 4, No. 2

•  The Dangerous Pleasure of Reading by Tim Buck
•  Spelling by Christopher Lord
•  No Problem? by David Isaacson
•  The Eskimo Snow Vocabulary Debate by Mark Halpern
•  Two Poems by Sarah Skwire
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


March 2002, Vol. 4, No. 3

•  Words of a Feather by Valerie Collins
•  Heaven and Hello by Heinz Insu Fenkl
•  The Last Words by Christopher Orlet
•  King James Bible by Susan Elkin
•  Two Poems by Fred Moramarco
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


April 2002, Vol. 4, No. 4

•  Situation Comedy by Joseph Epstein
•  Christian Dogs and Politicians by David R. Williams
•  Mark Twain and the English Language by Richard Lederer
•  Spoonerisms and Malapropisms by Marshall Dean
•  Two Poems by Lauren Rile Smith
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2002, Vol. 4, No. 5

•  The Melancholy of Anatomy by Richard Burnett Carter
•  Myth-Bashing as a Substitute for Thought by Mark Halpern
•  Mach 1 by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Myths and Takes on Writing Web Content by Ken Bresler
•  Two Poems by Brian Taylor
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2002, Vol. 4, No. 6

•  Hyphenology, or The Missing Link by Darren Crovitz
•  Author's Choice by Joseph Epstein
•  Rhetoric and Reality by Konstantin Kakaes
•  Operation Spin This by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Two Poems by Pen Pearson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


July 2002, Vol. 4, No. 7

•  Obscene Words by Julian Burnside
•  The Secret Alchemy of Doctor Seuss by Heinz Insu Fenkl
•  Do You Know Where You're Coming From? by David Isaacson
•  Two Poems by Matt Hart
•  Planetmates by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Meaning of Postmodernism in an Age of Terrorism by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


August 2002, Vol. 4, No. 8

•  Shoptalk by Robert McHenry
•  Jest for the Pun of It by Richard Lederer
•  Change a Word, Change a World by Marylaine Block
•  Two Poems by Elana Wolff
•  Allegory: The Land of Hope and Glory by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Must We Burn Roget?; Elliott on Imperialism by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


September 2002, Vol. 4, No. 9

•  Yes, We Have No Bananas by Valerie Collins
•  The Prepositionless Excremental by David R. Williams
•  Negative Thoughts by Brenda Townsend Hall
•  Why Good Grammar? by Richard Mitchell
•  Two Poems by Sarah Skwire
•  Mr. Goldentongue by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Proverbs Reconsidered by Christopher Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


October 2002, Vol. 4, No. 10

•  Penman by Joseph Epstein
•  The Myth of Gaps by Allan Metcalf
•  Playing with a Full Deck by Richard Lederer
•  Get 'em to Read Real Books by Susan Elkin
•  Sound Off: Lawyers vs. Language by Kelly Cannon
•  Two Poems by Laura Cherry
•  The Elder Statesman: The Proud and the Pitiful by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: What's so Funny? by Christopher Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


November 2002, Vol. 4, No. 11

•  The Secret Nature of Nicknames by Darren Crovitz
•  Like, He Said by David Isaacson
•  Rendering unto Caesar Even That Which Is Not His by Robert McHenry
•  A Teddy Bearish Centennial by Richard Lederer
•  Sound Off: On the Incomprehensibility of Privacy Notices by Mark Hochhauser
•  The Elder Statesman: Crash of the Titans by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: The Meaning of Objectivity: Part 1 by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


December 2002, Vol. 4, No. 12

•  Holy Wars by Julian Burnside
•  Talk to Me by Marylaine Block
•  The True Meanings of Christmas by Richard Lederer
•  Words and Powers by Robert McHenry
•  Sound Off: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: A Lost Legacy by Paul G. Zolbrod
•  The Elder Statesman: Movies, Masks, and Music by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: The Meaning of Objectivity: Part 2 by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Gibrisch Spoken Here by Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


January 2003, Vol. 5, No. 1

•  "The Relationship" Equals "You"; The Passive-Aggressive "Oh, Well" by Maggie Balistreri
•  Linguistic Chaos: English in the Gulf of Araby by Tony Donovan
•  The Pen Is Mightier Than MSWord by Rohit Gupta
•  A Noo-kyuh-lur Nonproliferation Treatise by Richard Lederer
•  Just Say Know by Ken Bresler
•  Sound Off: Caught in a Spell by Terry Ballard
•  The Elder Statesman: Of Apes and Apprentices by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Circling the Wagons by Chris Orlet
•  Love Your English: Get Vivad! by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


February 2003, Vol. 5, No. 2

•  Sorry, Charles by Joseph Epstein
•  The Okay Man Is Gone by Richard Lederer
•  Why Teachers Can't Read Poetry by John Kilgore
•  Discover the Theme; Animal Words by Anu Garg
•  The Death Rattle of the Collective Noun by Bob Wakulich
•  Sound Off: Train-of-Thought Writing by Marshall Dean
•  The Elder Statesman: Oliver Wendell Who? by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Orwell Suffers the Death of a Thousand Cuts by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Vocabulary of Democracy by Chris Orlet
•  Love Your Language: The Hit-Your-Audience-in-the-Eye Guide to English by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


March 2003, Vol. 5, No. 3

•  How to Err in Italian by David Carkeet
•  Does Saying Make It So? by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  Kvetching About Literary Criticism by David Isaacson
•  Nifty Neologisms by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Haunted Words by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Cher Cunningham
•  The Elder Statesman: A Philosophical Dialogue Between Nature and Supernature by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Our Friends, the Paradox and the Problem by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


April 2003, Vol. 5, No. 4

•  DisenYOUGUYSing American English — page 1 by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  DisenYOUGUYSing American English — page 2 by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  The Law of PeepeePoopoo by Robert McHenry
•  Rhetorical Abusage: Oxymorons and Pleonasms by Bruce O. Boston
•  Words That Never Stray by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Brian Taylor
•  The Elder Statesman: A Bit of Lit Crit for a Brit Flit Hit by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: "It's Safe to Predict ..." — Yes, Unfortunately by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Quoth the Maven by Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2003, Vol. 5, No. 5

•  Fading Distinctions by Julian Burnside
•  Give Them Greek by Susan Elkin
•  Linguistic Analysis: Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and English — page 1 by Jamil Daher
•  Linguistic Analysis: Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and English — page 2 by Jamil Daher
•  All-American Dialects by Richard Lederer
•  Behavioral Writing: From Gobbledygook to Plain English by Mark Hochhauser
•  Sound Off: Keep Foreign Languages out of the Classroom by Tony Donovan
•  Two Poems by Ernest Hilbert
•  The Elder Statesman: A Fable by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: An Ode to Science: Bird Thou Never Wert by Mark Halpern
•  Love Your Language: It Takes Two to Tango: Diary of an Alliteration Junkie by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


June 2003, Vol. 5, No. 6

•  Who Owns English — page 1 by Orin Hargraves
•  Who Owns English — page 2 by Orin Hargraves
•  United Through Proverbs by Brenda Townsend Hall
•  Depopulating Sentences and Writing in the Non-Person by Ken Bresler
•  Food for Thought by Keith Hall
•  Sound Off: The Absence Note by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  The Elder Statesman: Three Studies in Style by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: O, What a Noble Mind Is Here O'erthrown: Posner on Plagiarism by Mark Halpern
•  The Critical Reader Rebutted: Trudgill Takes on Halpern: Converse Terms, Polysemy, and Respect for Nonstandard Dialects by Peter Trudgill
•  The Last Word: Purloined Letters by Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


July 2003, Vol. 5, No. 7

•  To Hell with Language: The Language of Comedy by Francis Blessington
•  Pornographorhea by Robert McHenry
•  No Opinion by Joseph Epstein
•  A Declaration of Linguistic Independence by Richard Lederer
•  Opposing Views on That and Which by Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  Sound Off: The Art of Shoddy Writing: Anthony Tommasini's New York Times Music Reviews by Mary C. Legg
•  Two Poems by Robert Bové
•  The Elder Statesman: Snarking the Wire Weenies by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Professor Trudgill Is Puzzled by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2003, Vol. 5, No. 8

•  Sayonara, Mr. Fowler: On the Use and Abuse of Foreign Words and Phrases by John W. Nelson
•  A Few Guidelines to Good Writing by Paula LaRocque
•  On the Comma's Cutting Edge by Mark Zimmermann
•  Doing a Number on English by Richard Lederer
•  The Decline of the Dictionary by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Two Poems by Mark Shadle
•  The Elder Statesman: Cheesed Off at the Chowderheads by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Birds of a Feather: On Hating "Hate" by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: That Endless Refrain by Christopher Orlet
•  Love Your English: Ain't Misbehavin' by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


September 2003, Vol. 5, No. 9

•  Congratulations, Valetudinarian! by David Carkeet
•  Knowing Words — page 1 by Robert McHenry
•  Knowing Words — page 2 by Robert McHenry
•  Singular They: The Pronoun That Came in from the Cold — page 1 by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  Singular They: The Pronoun That Came in from the Cold — page 2 by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  Weird and Wonderful Words by Richard Lederer
•  A Litter of Clichés by Paul Povse
•  The Elder Statesman: The Bawd and the Ballerina by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Erin McKean and Robert Hartwell Fiske on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


October 2003, Vol. 5, No. 10

•  Harmless Drudges — Julian Burnside
•  Making Peace in the Language Wars — page 1 — Bryan A. Garner
•  Making Peace in the Language Wars — page 2 — Bryan A. Garner
•  Making Peace in the Language Wars — page 3 — Bryan A. Garner
•  Telling It Slant — Marylaine Block
•  Read Free! — Eric Scheske
•  None Is or None Are? — Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  A Feast of Halloween Puns — Richard Lederer
•  rresponse tto jjoan ttaber altieri — Peter Corey
•  Sound Off: Refuting Fiske and Halpern — Michael Glazer, David Wilton, Bob McHenry
•  Two Poems — Frank Anthony
•  The Elder Statesman: My Life as an Owl, Part Uno — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Replies to Michael Glazer, David Wilton, and Bob McHenry — Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Gloomiest Trade — Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


November 2003, Vol. 5, No. 11

•  Ain't We Got Fun? — Steven G. Kellman
•  Marginalized — Joseph Epstein
•  Ollie, Ollie, -Ologist — Michael J. Sheehan
•  The Age of Exploration — Kerr Houston
•  The Greatest Dictionary — Richard Lederer
•  Literary Review: Hamlet in the Closet — John Kilgore
•  The Elder Statesman: My Life as an Owl, Part Dos — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Two Worrisome Thoughts — Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: From Down Home to Decadence — Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


December 2003, Vol. 5, No. 12

•  Organ Solo: Masturbation Words — Mark Morton
•  Math and Meaning — Brian Kimberling
•  Things They Told Me Not to Do — Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Satire: Tool of the Surgeon — Jim Kittle
•  The Abdominal Snowman — Richard Lederer
•  Sound Off: Spell, Memory! — Clifton Raphael
•  The Elder Statesman: Child's Play with Words — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Two Worrisome Thoughts — Chris Orlet
•  Love Your English: Blog and Be Merry — Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


January 2004, Vol. 6, No. 1

•  Quote-idian by Joseph Epstein
•  Death Sentence by Julian Burnside
•  The Metaphor Game by Phil Eubanks
•  Our Star-Struck Language by Richard Lederer
•  The Fiske Ranking of College Dictionaries by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Sound Off: The Good Word by Rebecca Sheir
•  The Elder Statesman: A Queen, Not a Goddess by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Shibboleths: Fooling the Gender Genie by John Kilgore
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


February 2004, Vol. 6, No. 2

•  Grammar, Art, and the F-Word by Eric Scheske
•  Twenty-Seven Feet of Measured Confusion by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Bad Grammar Isn't Always What You Think by Edwin Battistella
•  Since 2001, Nothing About "Us" Has Changed by Mark Zimmermann
•  Doctors Cut with Medical Jargon by Judy Foreman
•  The Elder Statesman: The Forgotten Prophet by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: A Sipid List That Will Live in Famy: Unrecorded Positives Formed from Unbalanced Negatives by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: When Euphemisms Die by Chris Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Love and Biology: A Valentine's Essay by John Kilgore
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


March 2004, Vol. 6, No. 3

•  The Archbishop's Pronoun by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  A Mosaic of New Words by Paul McFedries
•  An Irish Bull Is Always Pregnant by Richard Lederer
•  Thoughts on "A society is generally as lax as its language" by David Isaacson
•  Life and Death Punctuation by Mark Painter
•  Two Poems by Miriam N. Kotzin
•  The Elder Statesman: Why the Early Sixties Was Better Than the Late Sixties by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Love Your English: Hootlessness by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


April 2004, Vol. 6, No. 4

•  English Is Everywhere by Richard Lederer
•  An Etymology of the Word Farce by Bill Casselman
•  Nonce Words, Vogue Words, and Whatchamacallits by Bruce O. Boston
•  In Search of Your Book's Most Powerful Sales Tool: Your Title by Michael Larsen
•  Two Poems by Susan Snively
•  The Elder Statesman: Professor Sobersides on "Funny Words" by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part I by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quantum Physics by Chris Orlet
•  Ask Fiske: Thirty Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2004, Vol. 6, No. 5

•  Getting the Answers You Want by Barbara Wallraff
•  Collective Nouns by Aaron Rosenberg
•  Fairly Familiar Phrases by Richard Lederer
•  Odds and Ends by Julian Burnside
•  The Elder Statesman: How Not to Write Broadway Lyrics by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part II by Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Of Babes and Babel by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Of Mangoes, Curry, and Catamarans by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2004, Vol. 6, No. 6

•  Word Wise by Skip Eisiminger
•  The Gap That Shouldn't Be by Robert M. Knight
•  Bowl and Blood: An Essay on What Hangs Above Us by Kerr Houston
•  Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Richard Lederer
•  The Elder Statesman: Oscar Wilde Meets the Cartoon Network by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part III by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Man Who Taught Americans to Laugh by Chris Orlet
•  Postcards from Babel: All the Rivers Around Here Are Dutch by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Ask Fiske: Thirty-Five Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


July 2004, Vol. 6, No. 7

•  Writing Right by Tracy Lee Simmons
•  The Glamour of Grammar by Richard Lederer
•  A Word for All Senses by Axel Albin and Amos Kenigsberg
•  The Perfect Word Is the One That Will Do by Ira Nayman
•  An English-Language Speaker's Survival Guide in Pakistan by Abbas Zaidi
•  Three Poems by Sarah Skwire
•  The Elder Statesman: The Voices of Reason by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part IV by Mark Halpern
•  Postcards from Babel: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2004, Vol. 6, No. 8

•  Know Acceptions: Internet English Is Still English by Kelly Cannon
•  Five Signposts on the Road to Better Usage by Bruce O. Boston
•  We Are All Language Inventors by Richard Lederer
•  Can a Warlord Be a Dingbat? by Mark Peters
•  The Elder Statesman: Quick! Name That Threat! by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part V by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Fatal Language Errors by Christopher Orlet
•  Love Your English: Ablaut Shmablaut by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


September 2004, Vol. 6, No. 9

•  Hue and Cry by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Is Reading Really at Risk? by Joseph Epstein
•  Little Letters, Big Idea by David Sacks
•  A Primer of Political Etymology by Richard Lederer
•  Newsworthy: Gay Terms Added to Dictionary in Canada by Adrian Brune
•  The Elder Statesman: A Gimcrack Glossary by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part VI by Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Marriage in Wonderland by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: On Withstanding Werewolves by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Ask Fiske: Thirty Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


October 2004, Vol. 6, No. 10

•  A Continual Allegory: Some Thoughts on Literal-Mindedness — Skip Eisiminger
•  Code Switching — David Isaacson
•  Words About Our Presidents — Richard Lederer
•  The Wrong Words — Marylaine Block
•  Of Concordances, the Spider Guy, and Other Matters: A Rumination — Michael Berberich
•  Two Poems — Laura Cherry
•  The Elder Statesman: The Lost Art of the Jeremiad — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Hillbilly Hamlets — Chris Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Comp 101 by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: The Man Who Died of Thirst in the Dessert by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


November 2004, Vol. 6, No. 11

•  Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog — Kitty Burns Florey
•  Renaming and Rebranding — Edwin Battisella
•  Nibbles from Cupboard Love — Mark Morton
•  Beautiful English — Richard Lederer
•  Choice Words — Ken Bresler
•  Sound Off: Bush's Postmodernism — Johann Neem
•  The Elder Statesman: What I Learned in Sin City — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Key Words of Our Time: Fuzzy Logic — Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Translations from the British — John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: On Learning to Read — Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


December 2004, Vol. 6, No. 12

•  Word Wizards of Oz — Keith Hall
•  Two Incendiary Authors — Steven G. Kellman
•  Euphemisms: World as Text and Text as World — Abbas Zaidi
•  Inaugural Addresses: Omens of Things to Come — Richard Lederer
•  The Elder Statesman: Concerning Taste There Can Be Dispute — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Key Words of Our Time: Order of Magnitude — Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: World's Most Irritating Phrases — Chris Orlet
•  Love Your English: Abomistrosities — Valerie Collins
•  Ask Fiske: Fifteen Questions — Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


January 2005, Vol. 7, No. 1

•  Breve New World: Thoughts on an Emergent Pidgin by Kerr Houston
•  The Mermaid by Heinz Insu Fenkl
•  Blog, Bloggers, Blague by Joseph Epstein
•  Foggy Blogs by David Isaacson
•  A Stylish Inauguration Speech by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Elana Wolff
•  The Elder Statesman: English Romantic Poets and ... Hollywood? by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Curling up with a Good Dimension on a Rainy Day by Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Frisking the Governor's Daughter: On Puns by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Turtles All the Way Down by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Four Northern Words Flenched by Bill Casselman
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


February 2005, Vol. 7, No. 2

•  Campers, Mediums, and Pigs: A Look at the Word Happy by Mark Peters
•  Naughty Words by Julian Burnside
•  Small Talk by Anna Jean Mallinson
•  G E [Honk If You're Etruscan] by jjoan ttaber
•  The Miracle of Language by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Frank Anthony
•  The Elder Statesman: An Absurdly Brief History of English Prose Style by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: The Best (or Worst) Newspaper Writing? by Chris Orlet
•  Postcards from Babel: A Grimm Tale by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: The Word Ptarmigan Plooks Pfunny by Bill Casselman
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


March 2005, Vol. 7, No. 3

•  When the Teacher's Wrong by Skip Eisiminger
•  guardian | guidewords by Michael J. Sheehan
•  The Deadly Game of Corporatese by Jose A. Carillo
•  Euphemisms: The Fig Leaves of Language by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Susan Snively
•  The Elder Statesman: Titbits from the Tanakh by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: When a Species Needs a Pal by Mark Halpern
•  Postcards from Babel: Conversations with the Dead by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Snow Motto Has Ancient Source by Bill Casselman
•  Ask Fiske: Twelve Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


April 2005, Vol. 7, No. 4

•  News from the Trenches: An English Professor Speaks by Carey Harrison
•  Still Ignorant After All These Years by David R. Williams
•  No Harmless Drudge: A Quatrimillennial Celebration by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Adam Kane
•  The Elder Statesman: On Wit by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: The Archeology of Words by Christopher Orlet
•  Love Your English: Cutting and Splicing by Valerie Collins
•  Shibboleths: Little House in the Culture Wars by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: Diana Krall: The Meaning of Her Names by Bill Casselman
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


May 2005, Vol. 7, No. 5

•  A Guide to Teenspeak by Richard Lederer
•  Limited Success by Marylaine Block
•  How to Rite for Righting Teachers by Dawnelle A. Jager
•  Mome Raths Outgrabe by John Mason Mings
•  The Elder Statesman: Isocrates v. Joshua: Divergent Ideals of Education in Ancient Greece and Israel by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Three Reflections on American Humanistic Scholarship by Mark Halpern
•  Postcards from Babel: Travels of an Eggplant by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Latin Clavis Is the Keyword by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Maydays by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


June 2005, Vol. 7, No. 6

•  A Battle of Words by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  The Ooohs and Ahs and Ooh-La-Las: A Look at Interjections by Mark Peters
•  On Some Deficiencies in Our American Dictionaries by Frank Keyes
•  The Way We Word by Richard Lederer
•  Three Poems by Mariel Boyarsky
•  The Elder Statesman: Being Pithy by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Just a Few Rotten Apples, or Duffy's Dopiness by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Language of God by Chris Orlet
•  Postcards from Babel: The Way We Talk Anymore by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Origin of the Racist Slur Wop by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Dog-Days by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


July 2005, Vol. 7, No. 7

•  Phony Histories: A Vindication of False Etymologies by Kerr Houston
•  Bad Writing Kills by Christopher D. Ringwald
•  The Pledge of Allegiance: A Grammarian's View by Edwin Battistella
•  A Little Bit of Comma Sense by Richard Lederer
•  Three Poems by Ruth Maassen
•  The Elder Statesman: The Secret Lives of Letters by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Shibboleths: The Uses of Euphony by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Are We Related? by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Summer and the Words for Seasons of the Year by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Hey-Days by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


August 2005, Vol. 7, No. 8

•  An The A by Anna Jean Mallinson
•  Fallout from the Battle of Hastings by Judge Mark P. Painter
•  Serving up a Tennis Slogan: Jest for the Pun of It by Richard Lederer
•  Sound Off: Brother, Can You Spare a Question? by Kevin Mims
•  Two Poems by Judy Roland
•  The Elder Statesman: Are Writers Overrated? by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: Wog! Origin of a Racist Insult by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Away-Days by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


September 2005, Vol. 7, No. 9

•  Dropping Names by Skip Eisiminger
•  A Tense Time with Verbs by Richard Lederer
•  Getting Nicked by Nicknames by David Isaacson
•  Kicked to the Verb by Mark Peters
•  Interview: On Libraries: A Conversation with Ilan Stavans by Vernica Albin
•  Two Poems by Pen Pearson
•  The Elder Statesman: Let's Build a Poem by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: As for Killing, Our Servants Will Do That for Us by Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Crossing the Jordan: Four Meditations on Usage by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Words Are Not Enough by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Hysteria: The Just Death of a Medical Word by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Oy-weh! Days by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


October 2005, Vol. 7, No. 10

•  Kabbala of the Spin Top Vehicle — Joe Kelly
•  No Joke — Joseph Epstein
•  Perilous Pronouns — Ada Brunstein
•  Halloween Word Prey in a Jugular Vein — Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems — George Witte
•  The Elder Statesman: Characters of Color — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: New Clichs — Chris Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Four Meditations on Usage — Part 3 — John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Mouths of Babes by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Sockeye Salmon: A British Columbia Word — Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Gray Days — Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


November 2005, Vol. 7, No. 11

•  Finding the Fictions — Francis Blessington
•  Words, Words, Words — Susan Elkin
•  What Viz. Is — Ken Bresler
•  Lost in Translation — Richard Lederer
•  The Canadian Oxford Dictionary: Obtuse Indeed — John Worsley Simpson
•  Two Poems — Elana Wolff
•  The Critical Reader: Critical Terms: Taxes — Do We Hate the Word or the Thing? — Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Four Meditations on Usage — Part 4 — John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: Our Naughty Bits and the Surprising Origin of Their Proper Medical Terms — Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Hurrah-Days by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


December 2005, Vol. 7, No. 12

•  The Ultimate Legal Thriller — Kevin Mims
•  Really Learning Your Word of the Day — Barbara Ann Kipfer
•  Name That Christmas Carol — Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: In Search of a Better Thesaurus — Peter Meltzer
•  Three Poems — Miriam Kotzin
•  The Elder Statesman: Fairy Tales, Fables, and Christmas — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Timeless Aphorisms — Chris Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: Hello! Ciao! Ave Atque Vale!: The Origin of Some Words of Greeting — Bill Casselman
•  Postcards from Babel: Change and Decay: Confessions of a Descriptive Linguist by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Harrison's Corner: Outr-Days by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
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•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf


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