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i.e. and e.g.: You’re not writing in Latin, so why are you using them?

i.e. and e.g.: What are they? Why do we use them? What do they mean? And why don’t we just get rid of them?

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Real Estate and Realtor: Word Origins

It’s been a fairly busy month in language but I haven’t been able stay timely. So many interesting words and usages, so little time! I didn’t want to let a full month slide by without posting on some useful topic … Continue reading

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A myriad explained — in honor of 10,000 hits

This blog will reach a milestone soon, probably on the day I post this entry: 10,000 unique page views. Of course, in the vast world of the Internet, that’s nothing: there are a myriad of sites which get that kind … Continue reading

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Usufruct

“I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it.” – Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, from … Continue reading

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