Category Archives: English

  1. OMG, Dord, and Circumflex Perplexion

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    February 23, 2016 by libroshombre

      Sometimes lawlessness works. Compare the practically unfettered, free-for-all English language with the highly-regulated French language. New words enter English …
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  2. Shakespeare’s Tongue, Dog Listeners, and Gregarious Cockroaches

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    February 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    David Crystal’s book, “Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language,” has been on my reading table lately. The section on …
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  3. Bathroom Libraries, Scottish War Cries and Language Mutations

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    September 4, 2014 by libroshombre

    The British writer Holbrook Jackson once said, “Your library is your portrait,” but he was speaking only of people who …
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