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January 2006, Vol. 8, No. 1

•  Tales from the Cup and Chaucer by Skip Eisiminger
•  The Great Gobbledygook-Generating Machine by Joe Carillo
•  The Perils of Publish or Perish by Pamela Hewitt
•  Two Poems by Gary Margolis
•  The Elder Statesman: To "Era" Is Human by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Shibboleths: Dispatches from Pronoun Hell by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: Language: Going to the Dogs? by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Prairie: A Word Born in a Roman Meadow by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Pass/Fail Days by Carey Harrison
•  Word Nerd: The Archaeology of English by Barbara Ann Kipfer
•  The Common Reader: Chapter One: Notes on the Inscription Affliction by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  The Vocabula Quiz


February 2006, Vol. 8, No. 2

•  A Dog's Breakfast of Canine Colloquialisms by Mark Peters
•  Putting on the Dog by Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: The Question of Change in Language by Mark Halpern
•  Two Poems by Ernest Hilbert
•  The Elder Statesman: Someone You Should Know by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: Wit's End by Christopher Orlet
•  Shibboleths: Humpty-Dumpty in Lake Woebegon: On Grades and Grade Inflation by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: The Surprising Meaning of his Surname — And Oops! Mozart's Given Name Amadeus Is Ungrammatical Latin by Bill Casselman
•  Word Nerd: Using Learner's Dictionaries for Young Native Speakers by Barbara Ann Kipfer
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Two: A Call for a Punctuation Reformation by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  The Vocabula Quiz


March 2006, Vol. 8, No. 3

•  How Grammaticality Eludes: The Relationship Between Nonstandard and Evolving Language by Donald L. Dyer
•  Book Excerpt: The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful Speaker by Charles Harrington Elster
•  Find the Hidden Dogs by Richard Lederer
•  Two Poems by Judy Roland
•  The Elder Statesman: Yestercentury by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: The Names of the Great Lakes by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: The Pigeons on the Grass, Alas by Carey Harrison
•  Word Nerd: Spell Well by Barbara Ann Kipfer
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Three: The Trouble with Trilogies, and Other Musings by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  The Vocabula Quiz


April 2006, Vol. 8, No. 4

•  The Perils of Prolificacy by Joseph Epstein
•  On Palindromes by Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: How to Write an Impeachment Order by Joseph Kimble
•  Vocabula Revisited: "Secrets" on the Pros by Richard Dowis
•  Two Poems by Pat Tompkins
•  The Elder Statesman: Blueskying in Lotusland by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Postcards from Babel: Design Your Own Language by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Plantagenets and Plantar Wart: Their Connection by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Dipthongs in the Wind by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Four: Language Lessons from Another World by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


May 2006, Vol. 8, No. 5

•  Three-in-One by Anna Jean Mallinson
•  The Emperor Is Naked! Or, Derrida Meets a New Critic by Skip Eisiminger
•  Classic References by Richard Lederer
•  Word Hounds by Martha Barnette
•  Vocabula Revisited: Who Owns English by Orin Hargraves
•  Two Poems by Drexel Ace
•  The Elder Statesman: Bawdy: Lifting the Skirt on a Neglected Genre by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: A Defense of Adjectives by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: Origin of the Name Italy by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Prose Not Hoes by Carey Harrison
•  Word Nerd: The Analysis of Meaning by Barbara Ann Kipfer
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Five: Victoria's Secret Language by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


June 2006, Vol. 8, No. 6

•  Drunk Words by David Isaacson
•  Book Excerpt: Far from the Madding Gerund by Mark Liberman and Geoffrey K. Pullum
•  Play Ball! by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Playing the Synonym Game by Ken Bresler
•  Two Poems by Francis Blessington
•  The Elder Statesman: Being Pithy by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Newsworthy: Adios, Apostrophe by Jen Gerson
•  The Elder Statesman: Childhood in Literature by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Shibboleths: Expressive Solecism by John Kilgore
•  Postcards from Babel: For Your Ears Only by Amalia Gnanadesikan
•  Bethumped with Words: Sebum: Origin of the Word by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Duffy and Quinn by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Six: Touching the Net by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


July 2006, Vol. 8, No. 7

•  Equal in Name and Fact by Christopher D. Ringwald
•  Newsworthy: PETA Goes Wild — Wants Dictionary to Jump Through Hoops by David Wedge
•  Book Excerpt: Squinting, Straddling, and Dangling by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Jose, Can You See by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: In Search of Your Book's Most Powerful Sales Tool: Your Title by Michael Larsen
•  Two Poems by Stephen Brown
•  The Critical Reader: A Descriptivist Manifesto: Geoffrey Pullum Sets Us All Straight by Mark Halpern
•  The Last Word: Guerilla Grammarians by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: Angelica: The Angels' Herb and Diaghilev's Surname by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Tongues on the Bench by Carey Harrison
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


August 2006, Vol. 8, No. 8

•  What the Cat Drug In by Tina Bennett-Kastor
•  Johnson's Canon: On the Trail of the Great Lexicographer by Tracy Lee Simmons
•  How I Write by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Singular They: The Pronoun That Came in from the Cold by jjoan ttaber altieri
•  Three Poems by Pen Pearson
•  Shibboleths: Notes from the Department of Redundancy Department by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: Origin of the Surnames Abbott and McNab by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Twice in Trouble? by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Seven: The Language of Low Finance by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


September 2006, Vol. 8, No. 9

•  Plagiary, It's Crawling All Over Me by Joseph Epstein
•  The Shades of Dante: Thoughts on Unstable Eponyms by Kerr Houston
•  Brave New Words by Richard Lederer
•  TVR Revisited: Organ Solo: Masturbation Words by Mark Morton
•  Book Excerpt: The Dimwit's Dictionary by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  Newsworthy: Banned Books Week: September 23–30 by Larra Clark
•  Two Poems by Sally Molini
•  Bethumped with Words: The Word Lore of Birch by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: When the Past Was Strong by Carey Harrison
•  On Diminutives by Barbara Ann Kipfer
•  Harrison's Corner: When the Past Was Strong by Carey Harrison
•  The Persistent Prescriptivist: Clinging to Verbal Handholds, Grammatical Daredevil Ventures out on Allege by John Worsley Simpson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


October 2006, Vol. 8, No. 10

•  The Long and Short of Brevity: Fact and Speculation by Skip Eisiminger
•  Conversations with a Copy Editor by Donna Gorrell
•  Word Frequency Lists Tell Us Who We Are by Richard Lederer
•  TVR Revisited: Holy Wars by Julian Burnside
•  Book Excerpt: The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things by Rod L. Evans
•  Book Excerpt: Words About Words from The Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro
•  The Last Word: Serendipity on the Internet by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: Gougou: Canadian Monster Deluxe by Bill Casselman
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Eight: On Zoos and Refuges by Kevin Mims
•  The Persistent Prescriptivist: It's PRE-posterous by John Worsley Simpson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


November 2006, Vol. 8, No. 11

•  The University as a House of Argument by Paul Levitt
•  Up with the English Epicene by Michael Berger
•  Sex and the Singular Pronoun by Richard Lederer
•  TVR Revisited: How Linguistics Killed Grammar by Peter Corey
•  Book Excerpt: Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Sentence Diagramming by Kitty Burns Florey
•  Book Excerpt: The Skinny About Best Boys, Dollies, Green Rooms, Leads, and Other Media Lingo by Richard Weiner
•  Two Poems by Karen Bjorkman
•  Shibboleths: The Gypsy Canon: Idioms and Catchphrases by John Kilgore
•  Bethumped with Words: To Parp a Klaxon? by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: News from the Front, Once More by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Nine: Big Dick and the Micrometer Man: Catchphrases from the Cubicles by Kevin Mims
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor


December 2006, Vol. 8, No. 12

•   Cleaning Up My Act by Joseph Epstein
•   Dash It All! The Secret War for the Heart of HTML by Thomas Gould
•   A Pun-thology of Holiday Songs by Richard Lederer
•  TVR Revisited: Hootlessness by Valerie Collins
•  Book Excerpt: Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
•  Literary Classic: Mr. Orwell, Mr. Schlesinger, and the Language by Hugh Rank
•  Two Poems by Brian Taylor
•  The Elder Statesman: Thoughts on a National Language by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Last Word: No Luddite, He by Christopher Orlet
•  Bethumped with Words: My Lords and Ladies, Your Origins, Please! by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: Anyone for Rhinoceri? by Carey Harrison
•  The Common Reader: Chapter Ten: Requiem for a Chain Store by Kevin Mims
•  The Persistent Prescriptivist: Misuse of Beg the Question Is Not Problematic by John Worsley Simpson
•  Grumbling About Grammar
•  Elegant English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  On the Bookshelf
•  The Vocabula Quiz
•  Top Twenty Dimwitticisms
•  Letters to the Editor




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