Category Archives: Language

Back Soon

Back to posting soon, but here are a few interesting links in the meantime: From The World in Words, a topic that often leaves English speakers tongue-tied: “The Compounding Magic of German“. From Palimpsest, “Writing in Pompeii“. And from The … Continue reading

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My New iPad

Content highlights: The word “laser” was too new to appear in this dictionary. The list of U.S. Presidents ends with Dwight Eisenhower (there’s no Instagram filter for that). All in all it’s 2,500+ pages of musty, mildewed ecstasy.

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Tome on the Range

Merrill Perlman’s article over at Columbia Journalism Review exposes a lesser-known organizational error that occurs with ranges. Sentences designed to demonstrate a span, especially those using the construction “from __ to __”, sometimes include items that are not part of the same range. … Continue reading

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