Category Archives: English

  1. Stupid Thorns and Sassy Emoticons

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    February 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                Old BBC Britcoms provides excellent escape from the pandemic to carefree, less restrictive times for my cellmate and me.  …
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  2. Splogs, Abjads, and Con Nags

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    November 23, 2020 by libroshombre

                Intriguing words popped up this week, namely “splog,” “lox,” “abjad,” and “nom sang.”  My mom sprang splog on us …
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  3. Glisterning Glitter, Typos, and the Comma Queen

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    December 11, 2019 by libroshombre

    American author E.A. Bucchieneri spoke for all writers when she stated, “typos keep you humble.” Thirty-six years of my weekly …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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