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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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Title: Logla takna mi
Author: Lewis Jones
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Abstract: Is the ultimate logical language still being used – somewhere out there? If you know what the title of this article means, what follows is probably not going to be news to you. If you don't, you might be curious about the language in question, which certainly isn't English, but isn't a foreign language either.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 21, Issue 4.

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