Wednesday Mar 26th, 2014

Monthly etymology gleanings for March 2014

Anatoly Liberman on everything from beguines to clichés
Friday Mar 21st, 2014

Can the Académie française stop the rise of Anglicisms in French?

Joanna Rubery on the Académie française and the future of the French language
Wednesday Mar 19th, 2014

Beggars, buggers, and bigots, part 4

With additional thoughts on bickering and the idiom “to get one’s goat”
Wednesday Mar 12th, 2014

Beggars, buggers, and bigots, part 3

Anatoly Liberman examines a possible connection between beggar and bugger
Wednesday
Mar 5th, 2014

Beggars, buggers, and bigots, part 2

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Wednesday
Feb 26th, 2014

Monthly gleanings for February 2014

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Saturday
Feb 22nd, 2014

Farmily album: the rise of the felfie

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Thursday
Feb 20th, 2014

What does he mean by ‘I love you?’

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Thursday
Feb 20th, 2014

Can metaphors make better laws?

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Wednesday
Feb 19th, 2014

Beggars, buggers, and bigots, part 1

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Monday
Feb 17th, 2014

How the Humanities changed the world

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Sunday
Feb 16th, 2014

Thinking about the mind: an anti-linguistic turn

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Wednesday
Feb 12th, 2014

Genius and etymology: Henry William Fox Talbot

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Thursday
Feb 6th, 2014

Is smell for the dogs?

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