Summaries on Ati
|Subject Line||Submitter||Issue No.||Date|
|for Query:10.1728 Do Support & Adjectives And Verbs||Dave Gough||10.1917||Dec-11-1999|
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."
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.