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January 2003, Vol. 5, No. 1

•  "The Relationship" Equals "You"; The Passive-Aggressive "Oh, Well" by Maggie Balistreri
•  Linguistic Chaos: English in the Gulf of Araby by Tony Donovan
•  The Pen Is Mightier Than MSWord by Rohit Gupta
•  A Noo-kyuh-lur Nonproliferation Treatise by Richard Lederer
•  Just Say Know by Ken Bresler
•  Sound Off: Caught in a Spell by Terry Ballard
•  The Elder Statesman: Of Apes and Apprentices by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Circling the Wagons by Chris Orlet
•  Love Your English: Get Vivad! by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


February 2003, Vol. 5, No. 2

•  Sorry, Charles by Joseph Epstein
•  The Okay Man Is Gone by Richard Lederer
•  Why Teachers Can't Read Poetry by John Kilgore
•  Discover the Theme; Animal Words by Anu Garg
•  The Death Rattle of the Collective Noun by Bob Wakulich
•  Sound Off: Train-of-Thought Writing by Marshall Dean
•  The Elder Statesman: Oliver Wendell Who? by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Orwell Suffers the Death of a Thousand Cuts by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Vocabulary of Democracy by Chris Orlet
•  Love Your Language: The Hit-Your-Audience-in-the-Eye Guide to English by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


March 2003, Vol. 5, No. 3

•  How to Err in Italian by David Carkeet
•  Does Saying Make It So? by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  Kvetching About Literary Criticism by David Isaacson
•  Nifty Neologisms by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Haunted Words by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Cher Cunningham
•  The Elder Statesman: A Philosophical Dialogue Between Nature and Supernature by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Our Friends, the Paradox and the Problem by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


April 2003, Vol. 5, No. 4

•  DisenYOUGUYSing American English by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  The Law of PeepeePoopoo by Robert McHenry
•  Rhetorical Abusage: Oxymorons and Pleonasms by Bruce O. Boston
•  Words That Never Stray by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Brian Taylor
•  The Elder Statesman: A Bit of Lit Crit for a Brit Flit Hit by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: "It's Safe to Predict ..." — Yes, Unfortunately by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Quoth the Maven by Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2003, Vol. 5, No. 5

•  Fading Distinctions by Julian Burnside
•  Give Them Greek by Susan Elkin
•  Linguistic Analysis: Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and English by Jamil Daher
•  All-American Dialects by Richard Lederer
•  Behavioral Writing: From Gobbledygook to Plain English by Mark Hochhauser
•  Sound Off: Keep Foreign Languages out of the Classroom by Tony Donovan
•  Two Poems by Ernest Hilbert
•  The Elder Statesman: A Fable by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: An Ode to Science: Bird Thou Never Wert by Mark Halpern
•  Love Your Language: It Takes Two to Tango: Diary of an Alliteration Junkie by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


June 2003, Vol. 5, No. 6

•  Who Owns English by Orin Hargraves
•  United Through Proverbs by Brenda Townsend Hall
•  Depopulating Sentences and Writing in the Non-Person by Ken Bresler
•  Food for Thought by Keith Hall
•  Sound Off: The Absence Note by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  The Elder Statesman: Three Studies in Style by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: O, What a Noble Mind Is Here O'erthrown: Posner on Plagiarism by Mark Halpern
•  The Critical Reader Rebutted: Trudgill Takes on Halpern: Converse Terms, Polysemy, and Respect for Nonstandard Dialects by Peter Trudgill
•  The Last Word: Purloined Letters by Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


July 2003, Vol. 5, No. 7

•  To Hell with Language: The Language of Comedy by Francis Blessington
•  Pornographorhea by Robert McHenry
•  No Opinion by Joseph Epstein
•  A Declaration of Linguistic Independence by Richard Lederer
•  Opposing Views on That and Which by Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  Sound Off: The Art of Shoddy Writing: Anthony Tommasini's New York Times Music Reviews by Mary C. Legg
•  Two Poems by Robert Bové
•  The Elder Statesman: Snarking the Wire Weenies by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Professor Trudgill Is Puzzled by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2003, Vol. 5, No. 8

•  Sayonara, Mr. Fowler: On the Use and Abuse of Foreign Words and Phrases by John W. Nelson
•  A Few Guidelines to Good Writing by Paula LaRocque
•  On the Comma's Cutting Edge by Mark Zimmermann
•  Doing a Number on English by Richard Lederer
•  The Decline of the Dictionary by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Two Poems by Mark Shadle
•  The Elder Statesman: Cheesed Off at the Chowderheads by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: That Endless Refrain by Christopher Orlet
•  Love Your English: Ain't Misbehavin' by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


September 2003, Vol. 5, No. 9

•  Congratulations, Valetudinarian! by David Carkeet
•  Knowing Words by Robert McHenry
•  Singular They: The Pronoun That Came in from the Cold by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  Weird and Wonderful Words by Richard Lederer
•  A Litter of Clichés by Paul Povse
•  The Elder Statesman: The Bawd and the Ballerina by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Erin McKean and Robert Hartwell Fiske on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary by Mark Halpern
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


October 2003, Vol. 5, No. 10

•  Harmless Drudges — Julian Burnside
•  Making Peace in the Language Wars — Bryan A. Garner
•  Telling It Slant — Marylaine Block
•  Read Free! — Eric Scheske
•  None Is or None Are? — Frank E. Keyes, Jr.
•  A Feast of Halloween Puns — Richard Lederer
•  rresponse tto jjoan ttaber altieri — Peter Corey
•  Sound Off: Refuting Fiske and Halpern — Michael Glazer, David Wilton, Bob McHenry
•  Two Poems — Frank Anthony
•  The Elder Statesman: My Life as an Owl, Part Uno — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Replies to Michael Glazer, David Wilton, and Bob McHenry — Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Gloomiest Trade — Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


November 2003, Vol. 5, No. 11

•  Ain't We Got Fun? — Steven G. Kellman
•  Marginalized — Joseph Epstein
•  Ollie, Ollie, -Ologist — Michael J. Sheehan
•  The Age of Exploration — Kerr Houston
•  The Greatest Dictionary — Richard Lederer
•  Literary Review: Hamlet in the Closet — John Kilgore
•  The Elder Statesman: My Life as an Owl, Part Dos — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Two Worrisome Thoughts — Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: From Down Home to Decadence — Chris Orlet
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


December 2003, Vol. 5, No. 12

•  Organ Solo: Masturbation Words — Mark Morton
•  Math and Meaning — Brian Kimberling
•  Things They Told Me Not to Do — Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Satire: Tool of the Surgeon — Jim Kittle
•  The Abdominal Snowman — Richard Lederer
•  Sound Off: Spell, Memory! — Clifton Raphael
•  The Elder Statesman: Child's Play with Words — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Two Worrisome Thoughts — Chris Orlet
•  Love Your English: Blog and Be Merry — Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf




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