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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 Icelandic

4 Summaries on Icelandic

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
Ouch!/ow!/aija! Fred Cummins 10.522 Apr-06-1999
Icelandic Phonology Antony Dubach Green 9.264 Feb-20-1998
O-words: colloquial/slangy words ending in <-o> Mikael Parkvall 9.360 Mar-08-1998
Resultatives in English and Icelandic Matthew Whelpton 17.1868 Jun-20-2006