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January 2007, Vol. 9, No. 1

•  Truth Be Told: Creating a Nonfiction Story by Donna Gorrell
•  How "How It Works" Works by Anonymous
•  ... And a Happy New Year by Richard Lederer
•  TVR Revisited: The Melancholy of Anatomy by Richard Burnett Carter
•  Two Poems by Tolu Ogunlesi
•  The Elder Statesman: Every Word a Poem by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Postcards from Babel: The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Oodles of Schnoodles: Revolting New Dog Names by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Present-Tense Proust Project by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Eleven: The Sacred and the Profane: Advice on Storytelling by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Don't Give Me Attitude by David Isaacson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


February 2007, Vol. 8, No. 2

•  Oys and Joys by Richard Lederer
•  The Trouble with The Chicago Manual of Style (Why One Writer and One Editor Are on the Lam from the Chicago Mob) by Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  TVR Revisited: To Hell with Language: The Language of Comedy by Francis Blessington
•  Sound Off: Why Can't I Get Published? by Hugh Aaron
•  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 by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  The Elder Statesman: A Traipse Through Johnson's Dictionary by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Wit's End by Christopher Orlet
•  The Critical Reader: Richard Posner, Expert on Plagiarism, Fails to Copy from Someone When It Counts by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Race Is Off by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: No Rhyme for the Word Orange? Poppycock! by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Recently, in the Cretaceous by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Twelve: The Jumping Man by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Face Time and Human Interface by David Isaacson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


March 2007, Vol. 9, No. 3

•  Don't Call Me Ishmael by Joseph Epstein
•  When Irish Words Are Smiling by Richard Lederer
•  Facets of the Softball Diamond by Skip Eisiminger
•  Vocabula Revisited: Kabbala of the Spin Top Vehicle by Joe Kelly
•  Two Poems by Barbara Goldowsky
•  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 by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  The Elder Statesman: Nonsense! by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Shibboleths: Zombie Metaphors by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: Autoneokakonymia: Bad Names for New Cars by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: College English in the Classroom by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: The Elemerts of Styl by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Excremental Choices by David Isaacson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


April 2007, Vol. 9, No. 4

•  East Mount Olive Baptist Church Day Care Center and Other Problematic Compound Nouns by Pamela Saur
•  Sound Off: Just Pencils by Donna Gorrell
•  Plane Talk by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Like by Maggie Balistreri
•  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 by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Fiction: The Frog Princess by John Kilgore
•  Two Poems by Susanna Rich
•  The Elder Statesman: Excuse Me, But All Your Efforts Are Useless by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: On the Internet, Everyone Is a Dog: A Review by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Culture vs. Clutter by Christopher Orlet
•  Postcards from Babel: Where Are You From? by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Oh, For the Love of Mike! by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: However Is for Wimps by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: The Freelancer's Dilemma by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Get a Life by David Isaacson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2007, Vol. 9, No. 5

•  Come to Your Senses: Develop an Extra Sensory Writing Habit by Penny Wilkes
•  Oxymoron: A Contradiction That Isn't by John L. Pattillo
•  Literature Lives! by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: The Last Word by Christopher Orlet
•  The Sexual Guide to Written Intercourse, Fulfilling Grammar, and Seductive Usage by Arnold Rabin
•  Fiction: Bloodbound — Part 1
•  Two Poems by Elana Wolff
•  The Elder Statesman: Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: Yo Coach! by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Au Revoir, Philistines by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: The Adjustor, the Vestige, and the King of Cashews by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Are You Still Working on That? by David Isaacson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2007, Vol. 9, No. 6

•  Course Outlines and the English Language by Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  Sound Off: A Do-it-Yourself Playwright by Hugh Aaron
•  Book Review: Oxford: The Final Frontier by Mark Peters
•  The Circus of Words by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Fallout from the Battle of Hastings by Fallout from the Battle of Hastings
•  Fiction: Bloodbound — Part 2 by Kevin Mims
•  Fiction: Chrysler by Melissa Palladino
•  Two Poems by William Aarnes
•  The Elder Statesman: Let Shakespeare Be Shakespeare by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: The Selfish Reader by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: A Swarm of Bee Words by Bill Casselman
•  The Common Reader: Cubicle Days by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Multitasking by David Isaacson
•  The Vocabula Quiz


July 2007, Vol. 9, No. 7

•  Pages as Portals: On a Small Pleasure of Some Texts by Kerr Houston
•  Go Figure! by Donna Gorrell
•  Book Excerpt: Hello, Dude: Mark Twain and the Making of the American Idiom by Seth Lerer
•  Our Abounding English Language by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Does Saying Make It So? by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  Fiction: Bloodbound — Part 3 by Kevin Mims
•  Fiction: Heroic by Mark Stevens
•  Three Poems by Francis Blessington
•  The Elder Statesman: Deconstruction = Destruction by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: The Vein with the Wrong Name by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Gnome Sane? by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: The Adventures of Steve Stryker: A Tale of the Writing Life by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Awesome by David Isaacson
•  The Vocabula Quiz


August 2007, Vol. 9, No. 8

•  A Tangled Web by Adam Freedman
•  There's a Lot to Like by Edwin L. Battistella
•  Everything's Cool, Whatever, or Like by Marshall Dean
•  Like, Where Is Our Language Going? by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: The Like Virus by David Grambs
•  Sound Off: My Brush with Starbucks Fame by Judy Gruen
•  Book Excerpt: Grammar's Gift to Our Image of Human Nature by Tom Roeper
•  Fiction: Bloodbound — Part 4 by Kevin Mims
•  The Last Word: Old School Prose by Christopher Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Shibboleths by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: Cappuccino and Its Monkish Origin by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Historic Days by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: The Adventures of Steve Stryker: A Tale of the Writing Life — Part II by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Uptalk by David Isaacson
•  Language Module 1: Turvy-Topsy by Roger Rondeau
•  The Vocabula Quiz


September 2007, Vol. 9, No. 9

•  The Consequences of a Word by Skip Eisiminger
•  Houses Made of Cards: Inquiry Assignments and Borrowed Arguments in University Writing Classes by Sean O'Malley
•  Out on a Limerick by Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: Plain vs Precise by Adam Freedman
•  Sound Off: Things to Do with Friends: A Gothic Romance by Lucy Yarlott Graca
•  Vocabula Revisited: Thanks for Sharing by Joseph Epstein
•  Fiction: Bloodbound — Part 5 by Kevin Mims
•  Fiction: Fatted Calf Blues by Steven Mayoff
•  Two Poems by John Timpane
•  The Elder Statesman: A Retro Look at Faculties by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Postcards from Babel: The Three Little Pigs Learn Latin by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: A Blunt History of the Word Cunt by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Millions Dead by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: The Adventures of Steve Stryker: A Tale of the Writing Life — Part III by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Whatever by David Isaacson
•  Language Module 2: What's Up? by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Special: The Leet Wars
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Letters to the Editor


October 2007, Vol. 9, No. 10

•  On The Trail of Limericks and Gimmicks by Richard Lederer
•  Arabber by John E. McIntyre
•  What to Do with a Dysfunctional Textbook? Or Where Have All the Editors Gone? Not to McGraw-Hill by Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  The Rosy Fingers of a Navajo Dawn: New Light on Old Literature at a Tribal College by Paul G. Zolbrod
•  Sound Off: All Holocausted Out: Thoughts on a Non-Jew's Using the Word Holocaust by John Guzlowski
•  Vocabula Revisited: Ain't We Got Fun? by Steven G. Kellman
•  A Letter in Worst Words by Kathryn Brenden
•  Fiction: Uniformity by Bruce D. Bromley
•  Two Poems by Gary Margolis
•  The Elder Statesman: The "Rot" of Henry James by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Dangerous Books for Boys by Christopher Orlet
•  Shibboleths: War and Self-Deception by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: Skater-Punk Onomastics: Avril Lavigne's Names by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Rise of the Nothings by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Spiral Man by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Don't Quit Your Day Job by David Isaacson
•  Letter of the Law: Don't Want Clever Conversation by Adam Freedman
•  Ada's Ardor: Photoelectric, Baby: A Linguist Tackles Physics by Ada Brunstein
•  Language Module 3: BS Quotients by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Letters to the Editor



November 2007, Vol. 9, No. 11

•  For the Benefit & Helpe of Ladies and Gentlewomen: A Historical Review of Dictionaries and Their Eccentricities by Verónica Albin
•  Excellent Choice by Joseph Epstein
•  Linguistic Strategies to Cure Illness by Ellen Graf
•  Words That Get Their Act Together by Richard Lederer
•  A Friendship in Letters by Mark Halpern
•  Vocabula Revisited: Naughty Words by Julian Burnside
•  Fiction: The Vow by Hugh Aaron
•  A Poem by Laura Cherry
•  A Poem by Miriam O'Neal
•  The Elder Statesman: GripeFest 2007 by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: Sputnik: True Origin of the Word by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: The Last Words You'll Ever Hear by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chinese Whispers by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Judgmental by David Isaacson
•  Letter of the Law: All About Eaves by Adam Freedman
•  Ada's Ardor: Word Economics by Ada Brunstein
•  Language Module 4: Pismires Everywhere by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Mock Merriam
•  Letters to the Editor


December 2007, Vol. 9, No. 12

•  Words Both Living and Dead: Archaic and Obsolete Terms by Pamela S. Saur
•  How to Improve Your Writing by Standing on Your Head by Philip Yaffe
•  The Night Prior to Christmas by Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive & Downright Dangerous Language by Peter Bowler
•  Begin Your Sentences with and (but, or, nor, for, yet, so) by Donna Gorrell
•  Vocabula Revisited: Things They Told Me Not to Do by Amalia E. Gnanadesikan
•  Two Poems by Peter Swanson
•  The Elder Statesman: Prayer as Literature by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Disorderly Words by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: Catnip, Catnap, and Cat Word by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Shakespeare's Sonnets by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Them's Crying Words: "You was my brother" and Other Lines That Evoke Tears, Chills, and Sobs by Kevin Mims
•  Vogue Words and Buzz Phrases: Who "Is" We? by David Isaacson
•  Letter of the Law: William Shakespeare, Attorney-at-Law by Adam Freedman
•  Language Module 5: Toward Gender-Neutral Wording by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Mock Merriam
•  Letters to the Editor



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