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  • Schoolroom shibboleths

    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...
  • My Lady's Manor turns 300

    My Lady's Manor turns 300
    Because there are no guidebooks on how to create a tercentennial celebration, several members of the Manor Conservancy took matters into their own hands by forming the Manor 300 Committee with representatives from other nonprofit groups, churches, schools...
  • A shout-out from over the water

    Last week I received an endorsement from Barrie England, who writes the excellent British language blog Caxton, and who described You Don't Say as offering "well-informed comment about language in the popular press." He quoted at some length from the post...
  • Short and sweet

    A while back, I coined the word peeververein to identify the noisy tribe of grammar cranks: peever, for a querulous and quarrelsome person; verein, the German word for "association."* It has found some favor amid the little circle of readers here. The...
  • Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness
    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...
  • Too good to last

    I was recently inducted into the Society to Preserve Classical English, a good-humored Facebook group that was having a bit of innocent fun with badinage and quotations from favored authors. Genial, you know.  Then the peeververein* spotted it.  Or...
  • Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service

    Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service
    Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming. Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
  • Insidious Albion

    A former Baltimore Sun editor used to get exercised over the phrasal verb go missing, which he denounced as a stinking British import, and I have encountered other editors of the same stripe. I think it probably was originally British, gaining...
  • Manifold Greatness

    "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibition opening at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College on Monday, April 22, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James...
  • Thatcher and the Falklands

    Thatcher and the Falklands
    Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
  • Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student

    Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student
    Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, she decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument to...
  • 'Billy Elliot' resonates with boys in Peabody's dance program

    'Billy Elliot' resonates with boys in Peabody's dance program
    In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town,...