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Assy-thingummy: Hƿæt Goes Around Comes Around

It is fascinating to watch language usage and meaning change over time. I am especially interested in instances where semantic shifts cause readers to anachronistically misinterpret texts that were written with an older sense. For example, the word “buxom” once … Continue reading

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International Language Nazi Day

By virtue of my own cantankerosity, I hereby ordain and establish the 3rd day of October (being the 10th month of the Gregorian calendar despite its name) as International Language Nazi Day. Henceforth, on every October 3rd, all those who … Continue reading

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