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Author Essay Title Date
Bushra Iqbal In Favor of Using Sexist and Racist Language Mar. 2012
Bushra Iqbal Against Feminist Newspeak Sept. 2012
Bushra Iqbal Why Generic "He" Is Indispensable May 2013
David Isaacson Been There, Done That Oct. 2001
David Isaacson No Problem? Feb. 2002
David Isaacson Do You Know Where You're Coming From? July 2002
David Isaacson Like, He Said Nov. 2002
David Isaacson Kvetching About Literary Criticism Mar. 2003
David Isaacson Thoughts on "A society is generally as lax as its language" Mar. 2004
David Isaacson Code Switching Oct. 2004
David Isaacson Getting Nicked by Nicknames Sept. 2005
David Isaacson Drunk Words June 2006
David Isaacson Don't Give Me Attitude Jan. 2007
David Isaacson Face Time and Human Interface Feb. 2007
David Isaacson Excremental Choices Mar. 2007
David Isaacson Get a Life Apr. 2007
David Isaacson Are You Still Working on That? May 2007
David Isaacson Multitasking June 2007
David Isaacson Awesome July 2007
David Isaacson Uptalk Aug. 2007
David Isaacson Whatever Sept. 2007
David Isaacson Don't Quit Your Day Job Oct. 2007
David Isaacson Judgmental Nov. 2007
David Isaacson Who "Is" We? Dec. 2007
David Isaacson My Bad Jan. 2008
David Isaacson Elitist Feb. 2008
David Isaacson Sharing Mar. 2008
David Isaacson Doctoring Language April 2008
David Isaacson Electronic Language: Between Speech and Writing May 2008
David Isaacson 24-7 June 2008
David Isaacson Let's Not Go There July 2008
David Isaacson Paradigm Aug. 2008
David Isaacson Unctuous "We" Reconsidered Sept. 2008
David Isaacson Icon Oct. 2008
David Isaacson Closure Nov. 2008
David Isaacson Significant Other Dec. 2008
David Isaacson The Supreme Court Does Little Justice to Dictionaries Aug. 2013
David Isaacson On Cussing Oct. 2013
Sherri Mahoney Jacobs Bless Your Heart, Evangelina: An Academic Ghost Story Aug. 2008
Dawnelle Jager How to Rite for Righting Teachers May 2005
David Cay Johnston Honoring the Word Police Jan. 2014
Pamela Jones Words That Stab Like a Sword July 2000
Konstantin Kakaes Rhetoric and Reality June 2002
Jacob Kanzen Specialty Dictionary: Glossary of Horse-Racing Terms Oct. 2009
Steven G. Kellman Ain't We Got Fun? Nov. 2003
Steven G. Kellman Two Incendiary Authors Dec. 2004
Joe Kelly Kabbala of the Spin Top Vehicle Oct. 2005
Henry Ansgar Kelly Gin, Anyone? Or, How Did Gynecology Become a Guy Thing? July 2008
Joshua Kendall Book Excerpt: The Man Who Made Lists May 2009
Frank Keyes Opposing Views on That and Which July 2003
Frank Keyes None Is or None Are? Oct. 2003
Frank Keyes On Some Deficiencies in Our American Dictionaries June 2005
Frank Keyes The Trouble with The Chicago Manual of Style (Why One Writer and One Editor Are on the Lam from the Chicago Mob) Feb. 2007
Frank Keyes Course Outlines and the English Language June 2007
Frank Keyes What to Do with a Dysfunctional Textbook? Or Where Have All the Editors Gone? Not to McGraw-Hill Oct. 2007
Frank Keyes How Not to Edit, or Seven Editing Sins July 2008
Frank Keyes A True Story of How Poor Language Skills (Overly Fancy Language) Caused Noah's Flood to Take 40 Days Instead of the Planned 50 Days Oct. 2008
Frank Keyes What College Writing Instructors Do Wrong Oct. 2009
John Kilgore Why Teachers Can't Read Poetry Feb. 2003
John Kilgore Hamlet in the Closet Nov. 2003
John Kilgore Fooling the Gender Genie Jan. 2004
John Kilgore Love and Biology: A Valentine's Essay Feb. 2004
John Kilgore Of Babes and Babel May 2004
John Kilgore Marriage in Wonderland Sept. 2004
John Kilgore Comp 101 Oct. 2004
John Kilgore Translations from the British Nov. 2004
John Kilgore Frisking the Governor's Daughter: On Puns Jan. 2005
John Kilgore Little House in the Culture Wars April 2005
John Kilgore The Uses of Euphony July 2005
John Kilgore Crossing the Jordan: Four Meditations on Usage — Parts 1 and 2 Sept. 2005
John Kilgore Crossing the Jordan: Four Meditations on Usage — Part 3 Oct. 2005
John Kilgore Crossing the Jordan: Four Meditations on Usage — Part 4 Nov. 2005
John Kilgore Dispatches from Pronoun Hell Jan. 2006
John Kilgore Humpty-Dumpty in Lake Woebegon: On Grades and Grade Inflation Feb. 2006
John Kilgore Expressive Solecism June 2006
John Kilgore Notes from the Department of Redundancy Department Aug. 2006
John Kilgore The Gypsy Canon: Idioms and Catchphrases Nov. 2006
John Kilgore Zombie Metaphors Mar. 2007
John Kilgore In Praise of Inattention Aug. 2007
John Kilgore War and Self-Deception Oct. 2007
John Kilgore Yuma Blues Feb. 2008
John Kilgore Shooting Stars Mar. 2008
John Kilgore Eviction Notices Nov. 2008
John Kilgore Culture and Society: C'est Le Vol Feb. 2009
John Kilgore On Being a Jerk April 2009
John Kilgore Culture and Society: Michael Jackson and Mary Shelley Jan. 2010
John Kilgore Welcome to Country Music Feb. 2010
John Kilgore Notes on a Yellow Pickup Dec. 2010
John Kilgore Culture and Society: Notes from Planet America Jan. 2011
John Kilgore Culture and Society: Killing Tom Dooley Feb. 2011
John Kilgore Two Thousand Words About a Word April 2011
John Kilgore Literally Hateful June 2011
John Kilgore Ambiguous "Comprise": Correspondence July 2011
John Kilgore Culture and Society: How to Argue in America: Notes for Reps, Guests, and Debaters Sept. 2011
John Kilgore Disagreeing to Agree Oct. 2011
John Kilgore Naked as a Buck Jan. 2012
John Kilgore On Hating College April 2012
John Kilgore Hoosiers, Freud, and Virginia Woolf June 2012
John Kilgore Ball Talk Aug. 2012
John Kilgore Culture and Society: The Aurora Shootings: An Appreciation Sept. 2012
John Kilgore Of Human Binderage Oct. 2012
John Kilgore 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 Dec. 2012
John Kilgore 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 Jan. 2013
John Kilgore Peeves and Antipeeves May 2013
John Kilgore Daydream Believers Sept. 2013
John Kilgore Flipping a Coinage Nov. 2013
John Kilgore Homage to Salvatore Feb. 2014
Brian Kimberling Math and Meaning Dec. 2003
Joseph Kimble Book Excerpt: How to Write an Impeachment Order April 2006
Barbara Ann Kipfer Really Learning Your Word of the Day Dec. 2005
Barbara Ann Kipfer The Archaeology of English Jan. 2006
Barbara Ann Kipfer Using Learner's Dictionaries for Young Native Speakers Feb. 2006
Barbara Ann Kipfer Spell Well Mar. 2006
Barbara Ann Kipfer The Analysis of Meaning May 2006
Barbara Ann Kipfer On Diminutives Sept. 2006
Jim Kittle Satire: Tool of the Surgeon Dec. 2003
Robert M. Knight The Gap That Shouldn't Be June 2004
Robert M. Knight Book Excerpt: The Eternal Clich April 2010
Robert M. Knight How to Ensure No One Will Read Your Words: Why We Need Action Verbs and the Energy They Inject Nov. 2010
Robert M. Knight The Well-Crafted Intro Dec. 2010
Robert M. Knight Play the Music, Practice the Skill Jan. 2011
Robert M. Knight Misusing English for Propaganda and Profit Feb. 2011
Robert M. Knight Journalism? Academic, My Dear Wordsmiths Mar. 2011
Robert M. Knight Journalism, Toon-Writing and the SpaceTime Continuum April 2011
Paula LaRocque A Few Guidelines to Good Writing Aug. 2003
Michael Larsen In Search of Your Book's Most Powerful Sales Tool: Your Title April 2004
Helen Lang Leath The Tyranny of White Space April 2011
Richard Lederer Stamp Out Fadspeak! Aug. 2000
Richard Lederer Politicians Incorrect Oct. 2000
Richard Lederer Four Cheers Five Victor Borge Feb. 2001
Richard Lederer Bush-Whacked Language Apr. 2001
Richard Lederer Words and People Aug. 2001
Richard Lederer Archie's Gone, But Not His Bunkerisms Dec. 2001
Richard Lederer Happy Palindromic New Year Jan. 2002
Richard Lederer Mark Twain and the English Language Apr. 2002
Richard Lederer Jest for the Pun of It Aug. 2002
Richard Lederer Playing with a Full Deck Oct. 2002
Richard Lederer A Teddy Bearish Centennial Nov. 2002
Richard Lederer The True Meanings of Christmas Dec. 2002
Richard Lederer A Noo-kyuh-lur Nonproliferation Treatise Jan. 2003
Richard Lederer The Okay Man Is Gone Feb. 2003
Richard Lederer Haunted Words Mar. 2003
Richard Lederer Words That Never Stray April 2003
Richard Lederer All-American Dialects May 2003
Richard Lederer A Declaration of Linguistic Independence July 2003
Richard Lederer Doing a Number on English Aug. 2003
Richard Lederer Weird and Wonderful Words Sept. 2003
Richard Lederer A Feast of Halloween Puns Oct. 2003
Richard Lederer The Greatest Dictionary Nov. 2003
Richard Lederer The Abdominal Snowman Dec. 2003
Richard Lederer Our Star-Struck Language Jan. 2004
Richard Lederer An Irish Bull Is Always Pregnant Mar. 2004
Richard Lederer English Is Everywhere April 2004
Richard Lederer Fairly Familiar Phrases May 2004
Richard Lederer Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire June 2004
Richard Lederer The Glamour of Grammar July 2004
Richard Lederer We Are All Language Inventors Aug. 2004
Richard Lederer A Primer of Political Etymology Sept. 2004
Richard Lederer Words About Our Presidents Oct. 2004
Richard Lederer Beautiful English Nov. 2004
Richard Lederer Inaugural Addresses: Omens of Things to Come Dec. 2004
Richard Lederer A Stylish Inauguration Speech Jan. 2005
Richard Lederer The Miracle of Language Feb. 2005
Richard Lederer Euphemisms: The Fig Leaves of Language Mar. 2005
Richard Lederer No Harmless Drudge: A Quatrimillennial Celebration April 2005
Richard Lederer A Guide to Teenspeak May 2005
Richard Lederer The Way We Word June 2005
Richard Lederer A Little Bit of Comma Sense July 2005
Richard Lederer Serving up a Tennis Slogan: Jest for the Pun of It Aug. 2005
Richard Lederer A Tense Time with Verbs Sept. 2005
Richard Lederer Halloween Word Prey in a Jugular Vein Oct. 2005
Richard Lederer Lost in Translation Nov. 2005
Richard Lederer Name That Christmas Carol Dec. 2005
Richard Lederer Putting on the Dog Feb. 2006
Richard Lederer Find the Hidden Dogs Mar. 2006
Richard Lederer On Palindromes April 2006
Richard Lederer Classic References May 2006
Richard Lederer Play Ball! June 2006
Richard Lederer Jose, Can You See? July 2006
Richard Lederer How I Write Aug. 2006
Richard Lederer Brave New Words Sept. 2006
Richard Lederer Word Frequency Lists Tell Us Who We Are Oct. 2006
Richard Lederer Sex and the Singular Pronoun Nov. 2006
Richard Lederer A Pun-thology of Holiday Songs Dec. 2006
Richard Lederer ... And a Happy New Year Jan. 2007
Richard Lederer Oys and Joys Feb. 2007
Richard Lederer When Irish Words Are Smiling Mar. 2007
Richard Lederer Plane Talk Apr. 2007
Richard Lederer Literature Lives! May 2007
Richard Lederer The Circus of Words June 2007
Richard Lederer Our Abounding English Language July 2007
Richard Lederer Like, Where Is Our Language Going Aug. 2007
Richard Lederer Out on a Limerick Sept. 2007
Richard Lederer On The Trail of Limericks and Gimmicks Oct. 2007
Richard Lederer Words That Get Their Act Together Nov. 2007
Richard Lederer The Night Prior to Christmas Dec. 2007
Richard Lederer Sound and Sense Jan. 2008
Richard Lederer Confessions of a Verbivore Feb. 2008
Richard Lederer Cut the Verbal Fat Mar. 2008
Richard Lederer The World According to Student Bloopers April 2008
Richard Lederer English Is a Crazy Language May 2008
Richard Lederer Our Crazy English Expressions June 2008
Richard Lederer Our Crazy English Language July 2008
Richard Lederer English Is Weird Aug. 2008
Richard Lederer Nothing Works for Me Sept. 2008
Richard Lederer Our Literary Presidents Oct. 2008
Richard Lederer Presidential Authors Nov. 2008
Richard Lederer A Stockingful of Christmas Puns Dec. 2008
Richard Lederer A Robert Burns Quatrimillennial Celebration Jan. 2009
Richard Lederer The Humor of Abraham Lincoln — Part 1 Feb. 2009
Richard Lederer The Humor of Abraham Lincoln — Part 2 Mar. 2009
Richard Lederer A Bilingual Pun Is Twice the Fun April 2009
Richard Lederer Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes May 2009
Richard Lederer How You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is June 2009
Richard Lederer The English Language Means Business July 2009
Richard Lederer The Case for Short Words Sept. 2009
Richard Lederer Literary Cats Oct. 2009
Richard Lederer Foxen in the Henhice Nov. 2009
Richard Lederer A Punderful Christmas Game Dec. 2009
Richard Lederer It's About Time Jan. 2010
Richard Lederer "It's My Centennial!" said Tom Swiftly Feb. 2010
Richard Lederer "I Love Verb-al Games," Tom Croaked Mar. 2010
Richard Lederer The Word Magic of Lewis Carroll April 2010
Richard Lederer The English Language Is Going Great Guns May 2010
Richard Lederer Confessions of a Blooper Snooper June 2010
Richard Lederer The Bard According to Student Bloopers July 2010
Richard Lederer A Mark Twain Centennial Sept. 2010
Richard Lederer A Language Reporter at Large Oct. 2010
Richard Lederer American History According to Student Bloopers Nov. 2010
Richard Lederer Good Grief! Dec. 2010
Richard Lederer A Stylish Inauguration Speech Jan. 2011
Richard Lederer We All Speak Movie Lines Feb. 2011
Richard Lederer Playing with Accordion Words Mar. 2011
Richard Lederer A Fair Dinkum Guide to Speaking Strine April 2011
Richard Lederer Good Words from the Good Book May 2011
Richard Lederer Holy Moses! June 2011
Richard Lederer Is Shakespeare Hiding in the Bible? July 2011
Richard Lederer Making the Alphabet Dance Sept. 2011
Richard Lederer A Halloween Pumpkin Quiz Oct. 2011
Richard Lederer Catch-22 and Other Titular Numbers Nov. 2011
Richard Lederer The Language of Film Dec. 2011
Richard Lederer Remembering the Great Charles Dickens Jan. 2012
Richard Lederer On Paradox Feb. 2012
Richard Lederer Our Handy English Language Mar. 2012
Richard Lederer Sesquipedalian English April 2012
Richard Lederer The Attraction of Opposites May 2012
Richard Lederer Words That Never Stray June 2012
Richard Lederer Body Language July 2012
Richard Lederer The Humanness of Language Aug. 2012
Richard Lederer When the Name and the Game Are the Same Sept. 2012
Richard Lederer The Department of Redundancy Department Oct. 2012
Richard Lederer The Eyes Have It Nov. 2012
Richard Lederer It's About Time Dec. 2012
Richard Lederer How a Great Detective Became Born Again Dec. 2012
Richard Lederer One Hundred Years of Crossword Puzzles Jan. 2013
Richard Lederer Ancient Literary Lovers Feb. 2013
Richard Lederer Our English Language Is Going Great Guns Mar. 2013
Richard Lederer A Light-Hearted Look at Greek Figures of Speech April 2013
Richard Lederer How Wise Is Proverbial Wisdom? June 2013
Richard Lederer Flying Colors July 2013
Richard Lederer Cartoons and Comic Strips Shape Our Language Aug. 2013
Richard Lederer These Spot-on Words Should Be in the Dictionary Sept. 2013
Richard Lederer The Same-Name Game of Fame Will Strain Your Brain Oct. 2013
Richard Lederer A Sesquicentennial Look Back at the Gettysburg Address Nov. 2013
Richard Lederer Serving up Tennis Terms to Honor a San Diego Legend Dec. 2013
Richard Lederer The Lantern of Diogenes Illuminates Proper Usage Jan. 2014
Richard Lederer How Many Ways Can You Say, "Happy Valentine's Day"? Feb. 2014
Richard Lederer Taboo Euphemisms Mar. 2014
Larry Lefkowitz Satiated Shakespeare Aug. 2010
Larry Lefkowitz No Longer at the Post Feb. 2011
Larry Lefkowitz Personal Essay: The Lure of Lefkowitz April 2013
Mary C. Legg The Art of Shoddy Writing: Anthony Tommasini's New York Times Music Reviews July 2003
Seth Lerer Book Excerpt: Hello, Dude: Mark Twain and the Making of the American Idiom July 2007
Betsy Lerner Book Excerpt: The Forest for the Trees Oct. 2010
Paul M. Levitt The University as a House of Argument Nov. 2006
Mark Liberman and Geoffrey K. Pullum Book Excerpt: Far from the Madding Gerund June 2006
Christopher Lord Writing: The Democratization of American Letters Nov. 2001
Christopher Lord Spelling Feb. 2002
Tim Lyons Cisterns Sept. 2009
Tim Lyons Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Interests? Or, What Do Our Schools Apparently Not Do? Feb. 2011
Anna Jean Mallinson Small Talk Feb. 2005
Anna Jean Mallinson An The A Aug. 2005
Anna Jean Mallinson Three-in-One May 2006
Anna Jean Mallinson In Praise of Adjectives May 2009
Jean Mallinson Memorizing Poems Oct. 2011
Jean Mallinson Allusion Feb. 2012
Jean Mallinson Reasons for Rhyme Aug. 2013
Jean Mallinson The Geography of Prepositions Nov. 2013
Paul McFedries A Mosaic of New Words Mar. 2004
Robert McHenry Shoptalk Aug. 2002
Robert McHenry Rendering unto Caesar Even That Which Is Not His Nov. 2002
Robert McHenry Words and Powers Dec. 2002
Robert McHenry The Law of PeepeePoopoo April 2003
Robert McHenry Pornographorhea July 2003
Robert McHenry Knowing Words Sept. 2003
John E. McIntyre Arabber Oct. 2007
Greg McPeake Birdheart Jan. 2002
Katharine Merow Call It As It Is Dec. 2010
Peter Meltzer Book Excerpt: In Search of a Better Thesaurus Dec. 2005
Allan Metcalf The Myth of Gaps Oct. 2002
Bill Miles Killin' Me Softly with Your Verbs Nov. 2000
Kevin Mims Brother, Can You Spare a Question? Aug. 2005
Kevin Mims The Ultimate Legal Thriller Dec. 2005
Kevin Mims Notes on the Inscription Affliction Jan. 2006
Kevin Mims A Call for a Punctuation Reformation Feb. 2006
Kevin Mims The Trouble with Trilogies, and Other Musings Mar. 2006
Kevin Mims Language Lessons from Another World April 2006
Kevin Mims Victoria's Secret Language May 2006
Kevin Mims Touching the Net June 2006
Kevin Mims The Language of Low Finance Aug. 2006
Kevin Mims On Zoos and Refuges Oct. 2006
Kevin Mims Big Dick and the Micrometer Man: Catchphrases from the Cubicles Nov. 2006
Kevin Mims Requiem for a Chain Store Dec. 2006
Kevin Mims The Sacred and the Profane: Advice on Storytelling Jan. 2007
Kevin Mims The Jumping Man Feb. 2007
Kevin Mims The Elemerts of Styl Mar. 2007
Kevin Mims The Freelancer's Dilemma Apr. 2007
Kevin Mims The Adjustor, the Vestige, and the King of Cashews May 2007
Kevin Mims Cubicle Days June 2007
Kevin Mims The Adventures of Steve Stryker: A Tale of the Writing Life July 2007
Kevin Mims The Adventures of Steve Stryker: A Tale of the Writing Life — Part II Aug. 2007
Kevin Mims The Adventures of Steve Stryker: A Tale of the Writing Life — Part III Sept. 2007
Kevin Mims Spiral Man Oct. 2007
Kevin Mims Chinese Whispers Nov. 2007
Kevin Mims Them's Crying Words: "You was my brother" and Other Lines That Evoke Tears, Chills, and Sobs Dec. 2007
Kevin Mims Captain Shiner, Sheryl Cacciatore, the Phantom Shopper, and the Thief of Dreams Jan. 2008
Kevin Mims Kokopelli: A Tale of the Writing Life Feb. 2008
Kevin Mims How to KISSASS Mar. 2008
Kevin Mims Granny's Memory Book April 2008
Kevin Mims Friends with OCD: More Adventures in Freelancing May 2008
Kevin Mims Happy Camper? June 2008
Kevin Mims We Are but a Moment's Sunlight: Reflections on George Carlin and Sister Frances Jacobs July 2008
Kevin Mims The Bard of Foreclosure Aug. 2008
Kevin Mims Schruting, Flonkerton, & Pretendinitis Sept. 2008
Kevin Mims Halloween Reading Oct. 2008
Kevin Mims The Celine Dialogs Nov. 2008
Kevin Mims The WOW Factor (Or Reflections on a Year of Reading Classic Children's Books) Dec. 2008
Kevin Mims Thinking in Sonnets Jan. 2009
Kevin Mims Christina Rossetti: Poet, Muse, Lover Feb. 2009
Kevin Mims Elinore Reark's Grand Tour May 2009
Kevin Mims Still Begging the Question June 2009
Kevin Mims Letters to Rudi Feb. 2010
Kevin Mims Roosters: Encounters with Barry Hannah and Horton Foote Mar. 2010
Kevin Mims Bound for the Orient April 2010
Kevin Mims Read Any Good Maps Lately? May 2010
Kevin Mims The Chatterlings in Wordland June 2010
Kevin Mims The Sophie Stories July 2010
Kevin Mims A Secret About Love Sept. 2010
Kevin Mims The Language and Literature of the Hebrides Oct. 2010
Kevin Mims In the Realms of the Insolvent: A Booklover Falls on Hard Times Nov. 2010
Kevin Mims A Glutton for Publishment: A Defense of Underachievers, Middle-Aged Wannabes, and Loudon Wainwright Jr. Dec. 2010
Kevin Mims Life Lessons from Barsetshire Jan. 2011
Kevin Mims Dancing on Oatmeal: Helen Robertson's Grand Tour Mar. 2011
Kevin Mims On Character and Literary Style Sept. 2011
Kevin Mims Why America May Soon Start to Miss Its Big Chain Bookstores Oct. 2011
Kevin Mims How I Spent My Summer Vacation Nov. 2011
Kevin Mims Culture and Society: I, the Juror Feb. 2012
Kevin Mims Where Are Our Conservative Female Fiction Writers? Mar. 2012
Kevin Mims Recipes & Remembrance April 2012
Kevin Mims What I Read, What I Baked, What I Wrote, and What I Ate Oct. 2012
Kevin Mims The Unknown Bohemian Nov. 2012
Kevin Mims Forty Pages to Go Dec. 2012
Kevin Mims In Praise of the Traditional Book Jan. 2013
Kevin Mims The FRAW: A Literary Phenomenon Aug. 2013
John Mason Mings Mome Raths Outgrabe May 2005
John Mason Mings Tumbeling Tumbleweeds June 2009
Jeff Minick Culture and Society: I Don't Wanna Grow Up: Adolescent Adulthood and How to Overcome It July 2009
Jeff Minick Life Tales: Bumbling into Bliss: My Life as a Teacher Feb. 2010
Jeff Minick Boys and Reading Sept. 2011
Jeff Minick Big Bad Wolfe: A Giant in Pygmy Land Mar. 2012
Jeff Minick Semicolons: A Function and a Tradition July 2012
Richard Mitchell Language Classic: Why Good Grammar? Sept. 2002
Missy-Marie Montgomery Talking to Students About Academic Discourse Jan. 2009
Clark Elder Morrow Operation Spin This June 2002
Clark Elder Morrow Planetmates July 2002
Clark Elder Morrow Allegory: The Land of Hope and Glory Aug. 2002
Clark Elder Morrow Mr. Goldentongue Sept. 2002
Clark Elder Morrow The Proud and the Pitiful Oct. 2002
Clark Elder Morrow Crash of the Titans Nov. 2002
Clark Elder Morrow Movies, Masks, and Music Dec. 2002
Clark Elder Morrow Of Apes and Apprentices Jan. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow Oliver Wendell Who? Feb. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow A Philosophical Dialogue Between Nature and Supernature Mar. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow A Bit of Lit Crit for a Brit Flit Hit April 2003
Clark Elder Morrow A Fable May 2003
Clark Elder Morrow Three Studies in Style June 2003
Clark Elder Morrow Snarking the Wire Weenies July 2003
Clark Elder Morrow Cheesed Off at the Chowderheads Aug. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow The Bawd and the Ballerina Sept. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow My Life as an Owl, Part Uno Oct. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow My Life as an Owl, Part Dos Nov. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow Child's Play with Words Dec. 2003
Clark Elder Morrow A Queen, Not a Goddess Jan. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow The Forgotten Prophet Feb. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow Why the Early Sixties Was Better Than the Late Sixties Mar. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow Professor Sobersides on "Funny Words" April 2004
Clark Elder Morrow How Not to Write Broadway Lyrics May 2004
Clark Elder Morrow Oscar Wilde Meets the Cartoon Network June 2004
Clark Elder Morrow The Voices of Reason July 2004
Clark Elder Morrow Quick! Name That Threat! Aug. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow A Gimcrack Glossary Sept. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow The Lost Art of the Jeremiad Oct. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow What I Learned in Sin City Nov. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow Concerning Taste There Can Be Dispute Dec. 2004
Clark Elder Morrow English Romantic Poets and ... Hollywood? Jan. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow An Absurdly Brief History of English Prose Style Feb. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Titbits from the Tanakh Mar. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow On Wit April 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Isocrates v. Joshua: Divergent Ideals of Education in Ancient Greece and Israel May 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Being Pithy June 2005
Clark Elder Morrow The Secret Lives of Letters July 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Are Writers Overrated? Aug. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Let's Build a Poem Sept. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Characters of Color Oct. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow Fairy Tales, Fables, and Christmas Dec. 2005
Clark Elder Morrow To "Era" Is Human Jan. 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Someone You Should Know Feb. 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Yestercentury Mar. 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Blueskying in Lotusland April 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Bawdy: Lifting the Skirt on a Neglected Genre May 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Childhood in Literature June 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Thoughts on a National Language Dec. 2006
Clark Elder Morrow Every Word a Poem Jan. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow A Traipse Through Johnson's Dictionary Feb. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow Excuse Me, But All Your Efforts Are Useless Apr. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect May 2007
Clark Elder Morrow Let Shakespeare Be Shakespeare June 2007
Clark Elder Morrow Deconstruction = Destruction July 2007
Clark Elder Morrow A Retro Look at Faculties Sept. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow The "Rot" of Henry James Oct. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow GripeFest 2007 Nov. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow Prayer as Literature Dec. 2007
Clark Elder Morrow Snake-Oiling the Critics Jan. 2008
Clark Elder Morrow WFB RIP Mar. 2008
Clark Elder Morrow Inamorata May 2008
Clark Elder Morrow Nobility Sept. 2008
Clark Elder Morrow Two Views of Jargonland Dec. 2008
Clark Elder Morrow Words Are Important, But Is Even God Himself a Word? July 2009
Clark Elder Morrow Woman as Heavenly Tour Guide Sept. 2009
Clark Elder Morrow Words That Need Rescuing Oct. 2009
Clark Elder Morrow Memory Between the Covers Nov. 2009
Clark Elder Morrow Anatomy of a Word (and an Obsession) Dec. 2009
Clark Elder Morrow Some Tools of Our Trade Jan. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow "May I Quote You?" On Compiling a Book of Quotations Feb. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow A Perfect Mess Mar. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow Me and Mr. Junkhead April 2010
Clark Elder Morrow A Different Sort of Scholarship May 2010
Clark Elder Morrow In the Classroom of the Gods June 2010
Clark Elder Morrow Sex Talk: A Study in Gender Differentiation July 2010
Clark Elder Morrow Constable and the Limits of Expression Aug. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow The Oracle of Eros Sept. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow Culture and Society: An Open Letter to Christopher Hitchens Oct. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow Human Nature and Books Nov. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow Oscillating Words and Wandering Wombs Dec. 2010
Clark Elder Morrow A Primer on Sapanese Jan. 2011
Clark Elder Morrow Academese Feb. 2011
Clark Elder Morrow Fictions, Legal and Otherwise Mar. 2011
Clark Elder Morrow The Self-Mutilation of the OED April 2011
Clark Elder Morrow The "Pimp-Ho-John" Lexicon May 2011
Clark Elder Morrow The Language of Music Criticism June 2011
Clark Elder Morrow Algebra, Elegance, and Eloquence Sept. 2011
Clark Elder Morrow Edith Nesbit: An Appreciation Oct. 2011
Clark Elder Morrow Women Wits: Connecting the Dots Dec. 2011
Clark Elder Morrow Getting Blasted in the Classics Jan. 2012
Clark Elder Morrow When Bloggers Attack Feb. 2012
Clark Elder Morrow Culture and Society: Thinking About Chivalry April 2012
Clark Elder Morrow The Most Romantic of the Romantics May 2012
Clark Elder Morrow The Law as Guru June 2012
Clark Elder Morrow A Personal Reminiscence of Ray Bradbury July 2012
Clark Elder Morrow Primitive Primers: Early English Grammars Aug. 2012
Clark Elder Morrow I'm Inclined to Repine the Decline Sept. 2012
Clark Elder Morrow Some Tips on Good Speechmaking Oct. 2012
Clark Elder Morrow Culture and Society: A Christmas Meditation Dec. 2012
Clark Elder Morrow The "Gentleman" Jan. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow Of War-Wagons and Words Feb. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow Notes on the Language of Morality Mar. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow James Joyce and W. C. Fields: Brothers in Art June 2013
Clark Elder Morrow In Defense of "Normal" Sept. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow The New Baby Talk Oct. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow The Hard-Won Wisdom of Love Letters Nov. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow More on the Subject of Letter Writing Dec. 2013
Clark Elder Morrow Poverty in Literature Feb. 2014
Clark Elder Morrow George Orwell and "Intellectual Honesty" Mar. 2014
Mark Morton Organ Solo: Masturbation Words Dec. 2003
Mark Morton Nibbles from Cupboard Love Nov. 2004
Ira Nayman The Perfect Word Is the One That Will Do July 2004
Ira Nayman Strange Dis'eas'es' of the Literary Mind Nov. 2009
Johann Neem Bush's Postmodernism Nov. 2004
John W. Nelson Sayonara, Mr. Fowler: On the Use and Abuse of Foreign Words and Phrases Aug. 2003
Sean O'Malley Houses Made of Cards: Inquiry Assignments and Borrowed Arguments in University Writing Classes Sept. 2007
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Christopher Orlet Proverbs Reconsidered Sept. 2002
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Christopher Orlet Gibrisch Spoken Here Dec. 2002
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Christopher Orlet Quoth the Maven April 2003
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Christopher Orlet The Gloomiest Trade Oct. 2003
Christopher Orlet From Down Home to Decadence Nov. 2003
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Mark Painter Fallout from the Battle of Hastings Aug. 2005
Mark Painter Gender Matters April 2008
Mark Painter The Murdochization of News April 2010
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Mark Peters Campers, Mediums, and Pigs: A Look at the Word Happy Feb. 2005
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Mark Peters Kicked to the Verb Sept. 2005
Mark Peters A Dog's Breakfast of Canine Colloquialisms Feb. 2006
Mark Peters Oxford: The Final Frontier June 2007
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Paul Povse A Litter of Clichés Sept. 2003
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Tom Roeper Book Excerpt: Grammar's Gift to Our Image of Human Nature Aug. 2007
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David Russinoff Strunk vs. White: An Analysis of Authorship Sept. 2010
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David Russinoff Goodnight Moon: A Tribute April 2011
David Sacks Little Letters, Big Idea Sept. 2004
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Tracy Lee Simmons Getting the Words Right Dec. 2000
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Tracy Lee Simmons Johnson's Canon: On the Trail of the Great Lexicographer Aug. 2006
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David R. Williams Snobs and Slobs Feb. 2001
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David R. Williams The Prepositional Excremental Sept. 2002
David R. Williams Still Ignorant After All These Years April 2005
David R. Williams The Enormity of It All Dec. 2008
Philip Yaffe How to Improve Your Writing by Standing on Your Head Dec. 2007
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Mark Zimmermann On the Comma's Cutting Edge Aug. 2003
Mark Zimmermann Since 2001, Nothing About "Us" Has Changed Feb. 2004
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