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Media: Today in Literature: Malapropisms

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: The January 17, 2003 issue of the "Today in Literature" e-mail
newsletter features an interesting piece on Sheridan's _The Rivals_,
Fielding's _Joseph Andrews_, and the origin of the 'malapropism'.

The URL is good for one week:

http://www.todayinliterature.com/features.asp?m=t&Search_Date=1%2F17%2F2003

Karen Steffen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://www.topica.com/lists/phonetics/


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Issue Number: 14.192
Date Posted: January 20, 2003

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