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Montreal: phonetics, purists, and even some terror...
The Apostrophes of Canada
On being American in Montreal
Doing my part to fight the word staycation
That's totally a word
Good Stuff: 7/31/08
DNC beers and legislative acronyms
Wundergrammar: A North Carolina rule
Good Stuff: 6/30/08

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Good Stuff: 8/29/08
Friday, August 29, 2008   12:03 PM

The Lyceum - Why German Sounds Funny
An excellent explanation.

The Boston Globe - Chillax
Erin McKean on "I know it's not a real world" apologia. This was the inspiration for a rant of mine earlier this month.

NYT - From A to Zyxt
A review of Ammon Shea's Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages. (Shea has also been blogging over at OUPblog for a while now.)

Word Wise - Comma Mia, Here I Go Again; My My, How Can I Resist You?
Some good advice for anyone who overuses commas.

Futility Closet - Mind Games
A list of names for interesting states of mind (like déjà vu).


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