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January 2004, Vol. 6, No. 1

•  Quote-idian by Joseph Epstein
•  Death Sentence by Julian Burnside
•  The Metaphor Game by Phil Eubanks
•  Our Star-Struck Language by Richard Lederer
•  The Fiske Ranking of College Dictionaries by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Sound Off: The Good Word by Rebecca Sheir
•  The Elder Statesman: A Queen, Not a Goddess by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Shibboleths: Fooling the Gender Genie by John Kilgore
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


February 2004, Vol. 6, No. 2

•  Grammar, Art, and the F-Word by Eric Scheske
•  Twenty-Seven Feet of Measured Confusion by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Bad Grammar Isn't Always What You Think by Edwin Battistella
•  Since 2001, Nothing About "Us" Has Changed by Mark Zimmermann
•  Doctors Cut with Medical Jargon by Judy Foreman
•  The Elder Statesman: The Forgotten Prophet by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: A Sipid List That Will Live in Famy: Unrecorded Positives Formed from Unbalanced Negatives by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: When Euphemisms Die by Chris Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Love and Biology: A Valentine's Essay by John Kilgore
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


March 2004, Vol. 6, No. 3

•  The Archbishop's Pronoun by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  A Mosaic of New Words by Paul McFedries
•  An Irish Bull Is Always Pregnant by Richard Lederer
•  Thoughts on "A society is generally as lax as its language" by David Isaacson
•  Life and Death Punctuation by Mark Painter
•  Two Poems by Miriam N. Kotzin
•  The Elder Statesman: Why the Early Sixties Was Better Than the Late Sixties by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Love Your English: Hootlessness by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf


April 2004, Vol. 6, No. 4

•  English Is Everywhere by Richard Lederer
•  An Etymology of the Word Farce by Bill Casselman
•  Nonce Words, Vogue Words, and Whatchamacallits by Bruce O. Boston
•  In Search of Your Book's Most Powerful Sales Tool: Your Title by Michael Larsen
•  Two Poems by Susan Snively
•  The Elder Statesman: Professor Sobersides on "Funny Words" by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part I by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quantum Physics by Chris Orlet
•  Ask Fiske: Thirty Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2004, Vol. 6, No. 5

•  Getting the Answers You Want by Barbara Wallraff
•  Collective Nouns by Aaron Rosenberg
•  Fairly Familiar Phrases by Richard Lederer
•  Odds and Ends by Julian Burnside
•  The Elder Statesman: How Not to Write Broadway Lyrics by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part II by Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Of Babes and Babel by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Of Mangoes, Curry, and Catamarans by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Oddments and Miscellanea
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2004, Vol. 6, No. 6

•  Word Wise by Skip Eisiminger
•  The Gap That Shouldn't Be by Robert M. Knight
•  Bowl and Blood: An Essay on What Hangs Above Us by Kerr Houston
•  Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Richard Lederer
•  The Elder Statesman: Oscar Wilde Meets the Cartoon Network by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part III by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: The Man Who Taught Americans to Laugh by Chris Orlet
•  Ask Fiske: Thirty-Five Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Postcards from Babel: All the Rivers Around Here Are Dutch by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  On the Bookshelf


July 2004, Vol. 6, No. 7

•  Writing Right by Tracy Lee Simmons
•  The Glamour of Grammar by Richard Lederer
•  A Word for All Senses by Axel Albin and Amos Kenigsberg
•  The Perfect Word Is the One That Will Do by Ira Nayman
•  An English-Language Speaker's Survival Guide in Pakistan by Abbas Zaidi
•  Three Poems by Sarah Skwire
•  The Elder Statesman: The Voices of Reason by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part IV by Mark Halpern
•  Postcards from Babel: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2004, Vol. 6, No. 8

•  Know Acceptions: Internet English Is Still English by Kelly Cannon
•  Five Signposts on the Road to Better Usage by Bruce O. Boston
•  We Are All Language Inventors by Richard Lederer
•  Can a Warlord Be a Dingbat? by Mark Peters
•  The Elder Statesman: Quick! Name That Threat! by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part V by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Fatal Language Errors by Christopher Orlet
•  Love Your English: Ablaut Shmablaut by Valerie Collins
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Letters to the Editor


September 2004, Vol. 6, No. 9

•  Hue and Cry by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Is Reading Really at Risk? by Joseph Epstein
•  Little Letters, Big Idea by David Sacks
•  A Primer of Political Etymology by Richard Lederer
•  Newsworthy: Gay Terms Added to Dictionary in Canada by Adrian Brune
•  The Elder Statesman: A Gimcrack Glossary by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Editing as You Would Be Edited: Part VI by Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Marriage in Wonderland by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: On Withstanding Werewolves by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Ask Fiske: Thirty Questions by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz


October 2004, Vol. 6, No. 10

•  A Continual Allegory: Some Thoughts on Literal-Mindedness — Skip Eisiminger
•  Code Switching — David Isaacson
•  Words About Our Presidents — Richard Lederer
•  The Wrong Words — Marylaine Block
•  Of Concordances, the Spider Guy, and Other Matters: A Rumination — Michael Berberich
•  Two Poems — Laura Cherry
•  The Elder Statesman: The Lost Art of the Jeremiad — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Hillbilly Hamlets — Chris Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Comp 101 by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: The Man Who Died of Thirst in the Dessert by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz


November 2004, Vol. 6, No. 11

•  Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog — Kitty Burns Florey
•  Renaming and Rebranding — Edwin Battisella
•  Nibbles from Cupboard Love — Mark Morton
•  Beautiful English — Richard Lederer
•  Choice Words — Ken Bresler
•  Sound Off: Bush's Postmodernism — Johann Neem
•  The Elder Statesman: What I Learned in Sin City — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Key Words of Our Time: Fuzzy Logic — Mark Halpern
•  Shibboleths: Translations from the British — John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: On Learning to Read — Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz


December 2004, Vol. 6, No. 12

•  Word Wizards of Oz — Keith Hall
•  Two Incendiary Authors — Steven G. Kellman
•  Euphemisms: World as Text and Text as World — Abbas Zaidi
•  Inaugural Addresses: Omens of Things to Come — Richard Lederer
•  The Elder Statesman: Concerning Taste There Can Be Dispute — Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Critical Reader: Key Words of Our Time: Order of Magnitude — Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: World's Most Irritating Phrases — Chris Orlet
•  Love Your English: Abomistrosities — Valerie Collins
•  Ask Fiske: Fifteen Questions — Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz




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