Category Archives: reference librarians

  1. Interrobangs, Pedantry, and Rascism

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    April 23, 2022 by libroshombre

                American writer H.L. Mencken’s word-smithing, the courage of his convictions, and his pioneering work on our version of English, …
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  2. Banana Peels, White Wings, and Moby Dick

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    March 12, 2022 by libroshombre

                Eric Hoffer, the American longshoreman philosopher, noticed that “Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which …
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  3. 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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