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  • It's official: It's English.

    The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.  Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
  • Carroll may become third county to make English official

    Carroll may become third county to make English official
    The Carroll County commissioners introduced a proposal Thursday to make English the county's official language and will schedule an evening public hearing to give all residents the opportunity to speak. "We need good public input on this issue,"...
  • From teacher's pet to insufferable prig

    Being a teacher's pet as a child endeared me to no one but teachers. My third-grade teacher, Marian Gulley, once let me take a fourth-graders' history test. (At Elizaville Elementary School, the third and fourth grades were in a single classroom; the...
  • Those damn copy editors

    Back in December at Language Log, the urbane Mark Liberman commented on a text distorted by a ham-fisted attempt to convert British English to American, saying, "God save us from such copy editors." That provoked a spirited defense of copy editors in...
  • W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer

    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer
    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. The former Washington and Annapolis...
  • Old South River Club has met for more than 320 years

    Old South River Club has met for more than 320 years
    It's a sun-splashed morning in rolling southern Anne Arundel County, and a cluster of old oaks and maples make a fine canopy for the 25 gentlemen gathered at the cottage they see as a shrine. Some wear seersucker blazers and boating shoes. Many sport...
  • Letter: Repeal Second Amendment to solve gun problem

    What does the Second Amendment actually say? "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This has become a part of our history and culture, based...
  • Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4

    Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4
    Scratch the surface of the altar at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Timonium and see the English underpinnings that have led the church to host a British Garden Party and Fete each year. Steeped in classical Anglican tradition, St....
  • Back Story: Defending Havre de Grace from British attack

    Back Story: Defending Havre de Grace from British attack
    On this morning 200 years ago, a plucky Irish immigrant, John O'Neill, matched wits with British Adm. Sir George Cockburn, a veteran sea dog in command of a fleet of 19 vessels that sailed into Havre de Grace during the War of 1812. O'Neill was born in...
  • Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman visits Baltimore

    Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman visits Baltimore
    Plunging into a novel by James Kelman is like diving head-first into a chilly lake. It's a shock to your system at first, and a bit disorienting, but the trick is to keep moving. Once your muscles get warmed up and you get your bearings, the...
  • Bermuda by boat: an itinerary for 48 hours in port

    Bermuda by boat: an itinerary for 48 hours in port
    It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan. But instead of skyscrapers packed in like sardines, imagine miles and miles of sparkling cerulean water and pink-glittered sand. Replace the honking yellow cabs with...
  • Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is the high priest of speed in 'Senna'

    Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is the high priest of speed in 'Senna'
    This weekend, while drivers wheel around the Inner Harbor for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, moviegoers a few blocks from downtown will be watching the story of a brave, imaginative man who was the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of auto racing....