Tag Archives: Aristophanes

  1. Neologisms, Numbers, and Niceness

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Me and Aristophanes, the Greek playwright, agree that, “By words the mind is excited and the spirit elated.” That …
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  2. Vulgarity, Punctuation, and Doris Day

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    April 7, 2017 by libroshombre

    Ebenezer Cobham Brewer knew vulgarity when he encountered it, and there’s even a selection of them in the section titled …
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  3. Unfortunate Headlines, Strange Swords, and Blue-Backed Spellers

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    September 26, 2015 by libroshombre

    A friend recently gave me a delightful collection of “flubs from the nation’s press” titled “Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim.” …
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