Story | Dec 13, 2013 | 7:08 AM
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Story | Mar 9, 2014 | 8:54 AMGeorge Bernard Shaw, writing in the preface to Pygmalion, says flatly that "it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." The way we speak betrays many things about our regional origins, level of education, and class status, and those who hear us are quick to make judgments.
Story | Oct 9, 2013 | 6:17 AM
To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
Story | Sep 15, 2013 | 10:12 AM
This is what I'm up against. A blogger writing at A Few Reasonable Words discovers that the Chicago Manual of Style does not endorse everything his ninth-grade English teacher told him and proceeds to this discovery: I ... did found the Baltimore...
Story | Aug 30, 2012 | 5:00 PM
Editor: It has been said (most notably by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and later in an address by President John F. Kennedy) that some people look at things as they are and ask "why?" while others dream of things that never were, and ask "why...