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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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  The Vocabula Quiz


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
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz




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