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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 on Arabic, Standard

2 Summaries on Arabic, Standard

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
Color Metaphors Gill Philip 11.1348 Jun-16-2000
Chain shifts with epenthesis or deletion Elliott Moreton 13.1815 Jun-26-2002