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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 Chinese, Mandarin

8 Summaries on Chinese, Mandarin

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
Chinese & Pro-drop Phenomema Abdulaziz Al-Najmi 10.1426 Sep-28-1999
Chinese word frequency list dhang dhang 13.901 Mar-31-2002
Chinese Spoken Word Frequency Zachary Sloane 17.698 Mar-07-2006
Parameter-within-Parameter; Sum of Chinese Sentences ressy ressy 10.10 Jan-05-1999
Color Survey matubara matubara 10.686 May-06-1999
Asian Adjectives Michael Jung 9.265 Feb-20-1998
Whispering and singing in tone languages Susan Fischer 8.567 Apr-22-1997
Negation/Affirmation Matti Miestamo 8.289 Feb-25-1997