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Another so-called (or is it so called?) blog post

The phrase “so-called” has been tossed around a lot in recent months, and it’s one that deserves attention and explanation. People use it all the time, but it’s still subject to misinterpretation, both in what people mean (or think they … 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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