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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Summaries Search Results

8 Summaries on Ling & Literature

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Historical Present Outside of Indo-European Keira Ballantyne 16.2237 22-Jul-2005
Lexicography and variation: big data via Google? Stefan Dollinger 27.2136 06-May-2016
Ph.D. programs in Lx & Lit Richard Epstein 8.697 10-May-1997
Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis in Science Fiction Flaminia Robu 21.921 24-Feb-2010
'Life is Journey' Metaphors in Poems Vicky Tzuyin Lai 12.1029 11-Apr-2001
Quotation marks Stig W Joergensen 10.1576 20-Oct-1999
Resource Search: History of American English Ashley Williams 21.3388 23-Aug-2010
Quantifying metaphors k auty 9.1475 21-Oct-1998