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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.

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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   26 / 2
Table of Contents: How Fowler became 'The Fowler': an anatomy of a success story
by Ulrich Busse, Anne Schröder
pp 45-54

Running for office
by Alexander Tulloch
pp 55-56

Linguistic cleanliness is next to godliness: taboo and purism
by Kate Burridge
pp 3-13

The usage guide: its birth and popularity
by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
pp 14-23

Prescriptivism and descriptivism in the first, second and third editions of 'OED'
by Charlotte Brewer
pp 24-33

The grocer's apostrophe: popular prescriptivism in the 21st century
by Joan C. Beal
pp 57-64

The Land of the Free and The Elements of Style
by Geoffrey K Pullum
pp 34-44

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
LL Issue: 21.2538