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January 2012, Vol. 14, No. 1

•  A Prescriptivist Manifesto by Mark Halpern
•  Hiemal, Brumal, Algid, and Other Wintry Wordlets by Bill Casselman
•  Naked as a Buck by John Kilgore
•  Remembering the Great Charles Dickens by Richard Lederer
•  Getting Blasted in the Classics by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Vocabula Revisited: For the Benefit & Helpe of Ladies and Gentlewomen: A Historical Review of Dictionaries and Their Eccentricities by Verónica Albin
•  Language Module 48: The Science of Language
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


February 2012, Vol. 14, No. 2

•  Allusion by Jean Mallinson
•  When Bloggers Attack by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Canopy: From an Egyptian Word Meaning Mosquito by Bill Casselman
•  Culture and Society: I, the Juror by Kevin Mims
•  On Paradox by Richard Lederer
•  In Praise of the Iamb by Carey Harrison
•  Maltese and the English Language by Tanja Cilia
•  Vocabula Revisited: Apostrophe Epiphany by Mikita Brottman
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


March 2012, Vol. 14, No. 3

•  Our Handy English Language by Richard Lederer
•  In Favor of Using Sexist and Racist Language by Bushra Iqbal
•  Proteus and Protea by Bill Casselman
•  Where Are Our Conservative Female Fiction Writers? by Kevin Mims
•  Big Bad Wolfe: A Giant in Pygmy Land by Jeff Minick
•  Three Albanias? The History of "Albania" in English by Sean A. Guynes
•  Book Excerpt: One Hundred Names for Love: A Memoir by Diane Ackerman
•  Vocabula Revisited: DisenYOUGUYSing American English by Joan Taber
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


April 2012, Vol. 14, No. 4

•  On Hating College by John Kilgore
•  Culture and Society: Thinking About Chivalry by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Harder, Softer by David Galef
•  Midterm Meditations by Carey Harrison
•  Profane Reflections by Bill Casselman
•  Sesquipedalian English by Richard Lederer
•  Recipes & Remembrance by Kevin Mims
•  Vocabula Revisited: What the Cat Drug In by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


May 2012, Vol. 14, No. 5

•  From Hand Shakes to Fist Explosions: Greetings and Departures by Skip Eisiminger
•  Footnotes to a Manifesto by Mark Halpern
•  Wind Words Go Windwards by Bill Casselman
•  Fiction: Connect the Dots by Brooke Horvath
•  The Most Romantic of the Romantics by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Attraction of Opposites by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Black Holes by Julian Burnside
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


June 2012, Vol. 14, No. 6

•  Don't Be That Way by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  Medieval Latin Words in English by Bill Casselman
•  Hoosiers, Freud, and Virginia Woolf by John Kilgore
•  Words That Never Stray by Richard Lederer
•  The Law as Guru by Clark Elder Morrow
•  One Sentence by Michael Berberich
•  Vocabula Revisited: Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog by Kitty Burns Florey
•  Gotcha Grammar


July 2012, Vol. 14, No. 7

•  The Origin of the Word "Travel" and the Phrase "Beyond the Pale" by Bill Casselman
•  Semicolons: A Function and a Tradition by Jeff Minick
•  A Personal Reminiscence of Ray Bradbury by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Body Language by Richard Lederer
•  Do Androids Dream of Proto-Indo-European Fables About Sheep? by Sean Guynes
•  Vocabula Revisited: Photoelectric, Baby: A Linguist Tackles Physics by Ada Brunstein
•  Gotcha Grammar


August 2012, Vol. 14, No. 8

•  Ball Talk by John Kilgore
•  Primitive Primers: Early English Grammars by Clark Elder Morrow
•  House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins, Part 1 of 4 by Bill Casselman
•  Fiction: An Improbable Fiction: The Language of Shakespeare by Skip Eisiminger
•  The Humanness of Language by Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: The Dimwit's Dictionary, Third Edition by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Vocabula Revisited: Bad Writing Kills by Christopher D. Ringwald
•  Gotcha Grammar


September 2012, Vol. 14, No. 9

•  The 2012 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners
•  Yada, Yada, Yada, Cinderbella: The Miracle of Language Acquisition by Skip Eisiminger
•  Against Feminist Newspeak by Bushra Iqbal
•  Culture and Society: The Aurora Shootings: An Appreciation by John Kilgore
•   I'm Inclined to Repine the Decline by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Book Review: What's a Word's Worth? by Joseph Epstein
•  House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins, Part 2 of 4 by Bill Casselman
•  When the Name and the Game Are the Same by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Reflections on the Death of Learning byCarey Harrison
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


October 2012, Vol. 14, No. 10

•  Pinker on Descriptivism vs. Prescriptivism by Mark Halpern
•  The Department of Redundancy Department by Richard Lederer
•  Of Human Binderage by John Kilgore
•  Some Tips on Good Speechmaking by Clark Elder Morrow
•   House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins, Part 3 of 4 by Bill Casselman
•  What I Read, What I Baked, What I Wrote, and What I Ate by Kevin Mims
•  Vocabula Revisited: Nifty Neologisms by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar



November 2012, Vol. 14, No. 11

•  Sociolinguistic Analysis: Sick English: Medicalization in the English Language by Janet Byron Anderson
•   The Eyes Have It by Richard Lederer
•  Book Review: Jacques Barzun: His Life and His Life by Mark Halpern
•  The Unknown Bohemian by Kevin Mims
•  House Parts: Their Names and Word Origins, Part 4 of 4 by Bill Casselman
•  Specialty Dictionary: Beauty, Thy Name Is ... by Leland Thoburn
•  Vocabula Revisited: One, Two, Three by Verónica Albin
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


December 2012, Vol. 14, No. 12

•  The Two Natures: A Sort of Philosophical Ramble, Complete with Apes, Medieval Sages, Gay Rights, Grammarians, False Teleology, Alexander Pope, and Blood-Drinking Martians: Parts 1 and 2 by John Kilgore
•  Dolphin, The Swimming Womb by Bill Casselman
•  It's About Time by Richard Lederer
•  Culture and Society: A Christmas Meditation by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Forty Pages to Go by Kevin Mims
•  How a Great Detective Became Born Again by Richard Lederer
•  Film Review: Django Unchained by Marion DS Dreyfus
•  Vocabula Revisited: Cleaning Up My Act by Joseph Epstein
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar


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