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  • No need to demonize the demotic

    An inquiry came over the transom yesterday from a reader who cringed at an American Idol contestant's use of "me and my mom" and "me and my sister," which the writer said was "like fingernails on a chalk board."
  • No one cares more

    When I got my reviewer's copy of Bill Walsh's new book, Yes I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk (St. Martin's Griffin, 256 pages, $14.99), the book fell open to this passage: "You're free to talk back to your usage guides....

    Defending Bryan Garner

    Weary as you must be by now of the hopefully hullabaloo, a post at Language Log by Mark Liberman, "The H-word,"  gives rise to some further observations. Professor Liberman demonstrates a salient fact about the disparagement of hopefully  as a sentence...

    Man charged with killing cat, abusing another

    Man charged with killing cat, abusing another
    Ethan Phillip Weibman went to the Maryland SPCA, and from the dozens of cats, police say, he chose a short-haired one named Lucy to adopt. He returned to the shelter two days later with the cat — dead, according to authorities. And, they said, he...

    Baltimore actress Julia Pickens reveals the woman behind the roles in 'Like/Dislike'

    Baltimore actress Julia Pickens reveals the woman behind the roles in 'Like/Dislike'
    She’s played in indie horror films, in plenty of tough girl roles, and with multiple theater groups, and she recently “signed a contract in blood” (her words!) with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Julia Pickens, 27, has been acting...