Monthly Archives: November 2012

Beware of Detonating Cliffs

I haven’t posted any humorous nonsense in some time, so today just a very quick post (more coming soon, including a couple good ones requested by readers). This week’s winner of the worst mixed metaphor award (or is it really … Continue reading

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Of hurricanes and “himicanes”

Predictably, there have been a lot of blog posts related in one way or another to hurricanes the past few weeks, including several on the language side. I don’t want to trivialize any natural disaster: I live in New England, … Continue reading

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