Category Archives: parts of speech

  1. Pronouns, John Wayne, and Opposites

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    November 26, 2018 by libroshombre

    Did you celebrate International Pronoun Day on October 17?  Perhaps consideration of pronouns is beneath your dignity, but even the …
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  2. Curious Cats, Stolen Thunder, and Gold Cards

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    February 8, 2017 by libroshombre

      Besides warming your cockles, purchasing a 2-year Gold Card with a $100 donation to the Fairbanks Library Foundation, means …
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  3. Patrons, Volkswagens, and Metaphors

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    January 24, 2017 by libroshombre

      The “word” of the year for 2016 is “dumpster fire,” according to the American Dialectic Society (ADS). A recent …
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  4. Pronouns Redux, Second-Person Y’all, and She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed

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    April 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    Today’s word is “redux,” defined as “brought back, returned,” in the American Heritage Dictionary, because there’s more to say about …
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  5. Pronouns, Pseudonyms, and the Curiosolites

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    March 31, 2015 by libroshombre

    Humans just have to name the objects and creatures we encounter, including ourselves. How we choose those names, even pronouns, …
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  6. Library Litotes, Data-Overload, and the Pollyanna Hypothesis

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    March 24, 2015 by libroshombre

    There are more than a few books in our public library, and its print books aren’t going away anytime soon. …
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  7. Torturous Aphibologies, Poor Webster, and Scrooge McDuck’s Taxes

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    February 3, 2015 by libroshombre

    Judging by our national debate over the subject, “torture” is one of those terms whose meaning seems to depend on …
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