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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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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.

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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   17 / 3
Date: October 2005
Table of Contents: Why DO dove: Evidence for register variation in Early Modern English
by Anthony Warner
pp 257-280

New perspectives on an ol' variable: (t,d) in British
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Rosalind Temple
pp 281-302

Assessing representations of South African Indian English in print
by Rajend Mesthrie
pp 303-326

The development of linguistic constraints: Phonological innovations
by Alexandra D'Arcy
pp 327-355

Monosyllabic word merger in Mandarin
by Shu-chuan Tseng
pp 231-256

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 16.2583