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January 2011, Vol. 13, No. 1

•  The Assassination of Henry Fowler by the Coward Robert Burchfield by David Russinoff
•  A Stylish Inauguration Speech by Richard Lederer
•  Culture and Society: Notes from Planet America by John Kilgore
•  A Royal Pain by David Galef
•  Life Tales: Long Live, My Lolita! by Barbara Goldowsky
•  Vocabula Revisited: To Wit by Tina Bennett
•  Poem: Envy by David Radavich
•  The Elder Statesman: A Primer on Sapanese by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: Winterbourne, a Winter Word by Bill Casselman
•  The Common Reader: Life Lessons from Barsetshire by Kevin Mims
•  Knight on the Journalistic Style: Play the Music? Practice the Skill by Robert Knight
•  Language Module 39: Transfixation by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Poem of the Month
•  Gotcha Grammar


February 2011, Vol. 13, No. 2

•  Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Interests? Or, What Do Our Schools Apparently Not Do? by Tim Lyons
•  We All Speak Movie Lines by Richard Lederer
•  Culture and Society: Killing Tom Dooley by John Kilgore
•  Message from the Infinitive by Janet Byron Anderson
•  No Longer at the Post by Larry Lefkowitz
•  Vocabula Revisited: Crying Over Split Milk by Joseph Epstein
•  The Elder Statesman: Academese by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: The Bogus Word Paraprosdokian and Lazy Con Artists of Academe by Bill Casselman
•  Harrison's Corner: The Virus of Ignorance by Carey Harrison
•  Knight on the Journalistic Style: Misusing English for Propaganda and Profit by Robert Knight
•  Language Module 40: Chemistry Vocabulary by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Poem of the Month
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Newly Coined Words


March 2011, Vol. 13, No. 3

•  Laconic by Julian Burnside
•  Contract or Novella? by Mark Painter
•  Playing with Accordion Words by Richard Lederer
•  SAT or Sad? by Susan Lear Weisgrau
•  Culture and Society: Torture ... and the Torture Literature by Mark Halpern
•  Book Excerpt: Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth
•  Vocabula Revisited: Small Talk by Anna Jean Mallinson
•  The Elder Statesman: Fictions, Legal and Otherwise by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Bethumped with Words: The Origin of Amuse Is Not Amusing! by Bill Casselman
•  The Common Reader: Dancing on Oatmeal: Helen Robertson's Grand Tour by Kevin Mims
•  Knight on the Journalistic Style: Journalism? Academic, My Dear Wordsmiths by Robert Knight
•  Language Module 41: Language Symmetry by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Poem of the Month
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


April 2011, Vol. 13, No. 4

•  The Self-Mutilation of the OED by Clark Elder Morrow
•  The Tyranny of White Space by Helen Lang Leath
•  A Fair Dinkum Guide to Speaking Strine by Richard Lederer
•  Two Thousand Words About a Word by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Book Review: You Are What You Speak by Mark Halpern
•  Tabula Rasa: A Useful Latin Phrase by Bill Casselman
•  Goodnight Moon: A Tribute by David Russinoff
•  Journalism, Toon-Writing and the Space–Time Continuum by Robert Knight
•  Vocabula Revisited: I Don't Wanna Grow Up: Adolescent Adulthood and How to Overcome It by Jeff Minick
•  Language Module 42: Alphabet Symmetry by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Poem of the Month
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


May 2011, Vol. 13, No. 5

•  Billet-Doux by Bill Casselman
•  Another Plea for Avoidance of "Singular They" by Robert Hollander
•  Good Words from the Good Book by Richard Lederer
•  The "Pimp-Ho-John" Lexicon by Clark Elder Morrow
•  An Appreciation: The Great Mystery of Words by Carey Harrison
•  Ilse and Max, or the Future of English by Skip Eisiminger
•  Vocabula Revisited: Too Wretched for Words by Christopher Orlet
•  Language Module 43: Specialists on the Wing by Roger Rondeau
•  Disagreeable English
•  On Dimwitticisms
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Poem of the Month
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


June 2011, Vol. 13, No. 6

•  Literary Hateful by John Kilgore
•  Authors Wanted (Inquire Within) by David Radavich
•  Your Travel Experience: There Are Words to Describe It by Arthur Plotnik
•  Holy Moses! by Richard Lederer
•  The Many Names of Egypt by Bill Casselman
•  The Language of Music Criticism by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Book Excerpt: Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits by Rod L. Evans
•  Vocabula Revisited: The Ultimate Legal Thriller by Kevin Mims
•  Language Module 44: Football vs. Baseball by Roger Rondeau
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Poem of the Month: The Bat
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


July 2011, Vol. 13, No. 7

•  On the Origin of Language by Mark Halpern
•  Is Shakespeare Hiding in the Bible? by Richard Lederer
•  Ambiguous "Comprise": Correspondence by John Kilgore
•  Talking About Brevity with High School Seniors by Susan Lear Weisgrau
•  Gentian: Origin of a Flower Name by Bill Casselman
•  Your Results May Vary by Judy Gruen
•  Book Excerpt: Wicked Good Words by Mim Harrison
•  Vocabula Revisited: On the Comma's Cutting Edge by Mark Zimmermann
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


August 2011, Vol. 13, No. 8

•  The Like Virus by David Grambs
•  Of Concordances, the Spider Guy, and Other Matters: A Rumination by Michael Berberich
•  Gin, Anyone? Or, How Did Gynecology Become a Guy Thing? by Henry Ansgar Kelly
•  Arabber by John E. McIntyre
•  The Canadian Oxford Dictionary: Obtuse Indeed by John Worsley Simpson
•  Cutting and Splicing by Valerie Collins
•  Lawyers vs. Language by Kelly Cannon
•  The Last Words by Christopher Orlet
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Newly Coined Words


September 2011, Vol. 13, No. 9

•  Putting a Finger on Our Education Problem: A Veteran English Professor Adds a Literary Touch by Paul Zolbrod
•  Heavy Sentences by Joseph Epstein
•  Boys and Reading by Jeff Minick
•  Algebra, Elegance, and Eloquence by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Making the Alphabet Dance by Richard Lederer
•  Disfluency Is Rife by Bill Casselman
•  Culture and Society: How to Argue in America: Notes for Reps, Guests, and Debaters by John Kilgore
•  The 2011 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest Winners
•  On Character and Literary Style by Kevin Mims
•  Back to School by Carey Harrison
•  Vocabula Revisited: Perilous Pronouns by Ada Brunstein
•  Language Module 45: Corporate Names by Roger Rondeau
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


October 2011, Vol. 13, No. 10

•  Disagreeing to Agree: by John Kilgore
•  Entomophage by Bill Casselman
•  Memorizing Poems by Jean Mallinson
•  A Halloween Pumpkin Quiz by Richard Lederer
•  Book Excerpt: Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English: A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske
•  America's Shame by Carey Harrison
•  Edith Nesbit: An Appreciation by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Why America May Soon Start to Miss Its Big Chain Bookstores by Kevin Mims
•  The Wonder of Eastern European Loanwords by Sean A. Guynes
•  Vocabula Revisited: Prescriptivism and Descriptivism: What Are They at Root? by Mark Halpern
•  Language Module 46: The Name Game: Onomastic Gymnastics by Roger Rondeau
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Vocabula Poll



November 2011, Vol. 13, No. 11

•  Kindle at the Cleaners by Joseph Epstein
•   Catch-22 and Other Titular Numbers by Richard Lederer
•  Share, Borrow, or Steal by Steven Cushing
•  "Playing with" and Art World Discourse by Kerr Houston
•  Pukka, Sahib! Top-Drawer! by Bill Casselman
•  Culture and Society: On Chickenshit by Caleb S. Cage
•  A Quiz on Calques by Jeremiah Reedy
•  The Glory and the Shame by Carey Harrison
•  How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Kevin Mims
•  Vocabula Revisited: guardian | guidewords by Michael J. Sheehan
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Gotcha Grammar
•  Vocabula Poll
•  Newly Coined Words


December 2011, Vol. 13, No. 12

•  A Counterattack on Failing Grammar by Carey Harrison
•  A Modest Bouquet of Rare Verbal Blossoms or Obscure Words Worth Revival by Bill Casselman
•  Women Wits: Connecting the Dots by Clark Elder Morrow
•  Comma Complaint by Donna Gorrell
•  The Language of Film by Richard Lederer
•  Vocabula Revisited: Shoptalk by Robert McHenry
•  Language Module 47: Oreo Words by Roger Rondeau
•  Clues to Concise Writing
•  Scarcely Used Words
•  Newly Coined Words



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