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January 2013, Vol. 15, No. 1

•  Alarums and Excursions by Bill Casselman
•  May It Please the Court by David Galef
•  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 3 and 4 by John Kilgore
•  One Hundred Years of Crossword Puzzles by Richard Lederer
•  The "Gentleman" by Clark Elder Morrow
•  In Praise of the Traditional Book by Kevin Mims
•  Book Excerpt: Words from the White House by Paul Dickson
•  Film Review: NO by Marion DS Dreyfus
•  Vocabula Revisited: Abomistrosities by Valerie Collins
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Ask Fiske
•  Gotcha Grammar


February 2013, Vol. 15, No. 2

•  Of War-Wagons and Words by Clark Elder Morrow
•  "Apt to call barbarous: Stylistic Debates Involving Artwriting by Kerr Houston and Ingrid Pimsner
•  Ancient Literary Lovers by Richard Lederer
•  Tournure: A Word Meaning Graceful Deportment by Bill Casselman
•  A Poem: My Bony Hands by Donna Gorrell
•  Film Review: NO by Marion DS Dreyfus
•  Personal Essay: Green Grocer by Pat Gallant
•  Vocabula Revisited: Shooting Stars by John Kilgore
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words


March 2013, Vol. 15, No. 3

•  Our English Language Is Going Great Guns by Richard Lederer
•  The Rule Against Hearsay by James F. Csank
•  Or What: A Disquisition on a Common Error in American Usage by Jon N. Hall
•  The State of the Art: Part 1 by David Galef
•  A Syringe Was Once a Flute! The Origin of Some Injector Words by Bill Casselman
•  Notes on the Language of Morality by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Personal Essay: Immigrant Dreams by Barbara Goldowsky
•  Vocabula Revisited: The University as a House of Argument by Paul M. Levitt
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words


April 2013, Vol. 15, No. 4

•  The State of the Art: Part 3 by David Galef
•  On One Hand and On The Other by Timothy Burns
•  A Light-Hearted Look at Greek Figures of Speech by Richard Lederer
•  Siesta: Awake to the Origin of the Word by Bill Casselman
•  More Hearsay by James F. Csank
•  Culture and Society: Back to Top Robots Return as Drones, and with Them "Autonomy" by Mark Halpern
•  Personal Essay: The Lure of Lefkowitz by Larry Lefkowitz
•  Vocabula Revisited: The Absence Note by Joan Taber
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words


May 2013, Vol. 15, No. 5

•  Why Generic "He" Is Indispensable by Bushra Iqbal
•  Audio-Dismal Aids by Joseph Epstein
•  Peeves and Antipeeves by John Kilgore
•  The Palindromedary by Richard Lederer
•  Siren: A Word's Swim Through History from Singing Fish-Chick to Cop Car Horn & Fire Truck Alarm by Bill Casselman
•  The State of the Art: Part 3 by David Galef
•  Film Review: OH BOY! by Marion DS Dreyfus
•  Newsworthy: How to Talk Through Your Hat (5) by A. D. Coleman
•  Vocabula Revisited: Writing: The Democratization of American Letters by Christopher Lord
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words


June 2013, Vol. 15, No. 6

•  Mixed Bag by Mark Halpern
•  Go Google Yourself by Joseph Epstein
•  James Joyce and W. C. Fields: Brothers in Art by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Or What: The Saga Continues by Jon N. Hall
•  How Wise Is Proverbial Wisdom? by Richard Lederer
•  Copper by Bill Casselman
•  A Language Not Our Own: English's Indigenous Language Roots by Sean A. Guynes
•  Vocabula Revisited: Dropping Names by Skip Eisiminger
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words


July 2013, Vol. 15, No. 7

•  Acropox by Skip Eisiminger
•  Window Words by Bill Casselman
•  A Dwarf If You Insist, but Not Grumpy — Just Dopey by Mark Halpern
•  Flying Colors by Richard Lederer
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Vocabula Revisited: Please Don't Say What You Mean by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words


August 2013, Vol. 15, No. 8

•  The Supreme Court Does Little Justice to Dictionaries by David Isaacson
•  Reasons for Rhyme by Jean Mallinson
•  Elf A Magical Etymology by Bill Casselman
•  The FRAW: A Literary Phenomenon by Kevin Mims
•  Do Eskimo Languages Have Words? by Mark Halpern
•  Cartoons and Comic Strips Shape Our Language by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Organ Solo: Masturbation Words by Carey Harrison
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Word


September 2013, Vol. 15, No. 9

•  The 2013 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners
•  Daydream Believers by John Kilgore
•  Cruising for a Bruising: Word Notes on a Nautical Verb by Bill Casselman
•  In Defense of "Normal" by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Culture and Society: Hooray for Democracy Whatever That Is by Mark Halpern
•  These Spot-on Words Should Be in the Dictionary by Richard Lederer
•  Legal Jargon — Part 1 by James Csank
•  Personal Essay: On Heroes: Laureled Heads and Feet of Clay by Skip Eisiminger
•  Vocabula Revisited: News from the Front, Once More byCarey Harrison
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words


October 2013, Vol. 15, No. 10

•  The New Baby Talk by Clark Elder Morrow
•  On Cussing by David Isaacson
•  With Respect to the Name: Names and Identity by Skip Eisiminger
•  How Do Children Learn Their Mother Tongue? They Don't by Mark Halpern
•  The Same-Name Game of Fame Will Strain Your Brain by Bill Casselman
•  Legal Jargon — Part 2 by James Csank
•  Vocabula Revisited: Grammar Matters by Marylaine Block
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words



November 2013, Vol. 15, No. 11

•   Wonder Words by Bill Casselman
•   The Geography of Prepositions by Jean Mallinson
•  Flipping a Coinage by John Kilgore
•  A Sesquicentennial Look Back at the Gettysburg Address by Richard Lederer
•  The Hard-Won Wisdom of Love Letters by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Legal Jargon — Part 3 by James Csank
•  Old Horses Don't Die, Nor Do They Fade Away by Skip Eisiminger
•  Vocabula Revisited: Singin' the "We" Blues by Heidi Huse
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words
•  Vocabula Quizzes


December 2013, Vol. 15, No. 12

•  It's a Book — It Has No Joystick: Books and Libraries by Skip Eisiminger
•  The Editor by Donna Gorrell
•  Deep Sea Words Like Benthos and Pelagic and Archipelago by Bill Casselman
•  Serving up Tennis Terms to Honor a San Diego Legend by Richard Lederer
•  More on the Subject of Letter Writing by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Legal Jargon — Part 4 by James Csank
•  Book Review: The Truth about William Shakespeare by Mark Halpern
•  Poem: Jennifer Worries by John Reinhart
•  Vocabula Revisited: Talking to Students About Academic Discourse by Missy-Marie Montgomery
•  Disagreeable English
•  Elegant English
•  Toward the Making of a Sentence
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Best Words
•  Worst Words
•  Vocabula Quizzes


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