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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 Italian

11 Summaries on Italian

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
Surnames of Italian Homesteaders in Western Canada Mary C Marino 23.4737 Nov-10-2012
Resources: History of the Italian Language Regina Morin 21.4730 Nov-24-2010
Initial/final lengthening in Italian and Hungarian Laurence White 15.2323 Aug-17-2004
Summary: Interdental /l/ part 1 Mark Jones 15.1836 Jun-17-2004
Nested Restructuring in Italian Eva-Maria Remberger 13.2304 Sep-13-2002
Sum: Nested restructuring in Italian Eva-Maria Remberger 13.2304 Sep-12-2002
Mobile diphthongs in Italian Bart van der Veer 13.465 Feb-19-2002
Fortition of Palatal Glide in Romance Steven Schaufele 13.463 Feb-16-2002
Color Survey matubara matubara 10.686 May-06-1999
O-words: colloquial/slangy words ending in <-o> Mikael Parkvall 9.360 Mar-08-1998
Summary: Nonce formations in Italian: verbs in -acchiare, -icchiare, -ucchiare Elmar Schafroth 8.719 May-13-1997