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marjorie-rothstein's picture
Did you know that the  2010 Word of the Year was Austerity? Now that the days of summer, 2011 are fleeting by too quickly, and the fall rush of back to school ads are becoming a daily message, I am wondering what the next season will bring. More crazy weather, hurricanes, heat waves, fires,...
sam-barry's picture
The English language is under siege. When I was young there were rules that everyone understood, such as “i” before “e,” except after “c,” except for February, which has 28 days. Not anymore. Nowadays anything goes. There is no one accepted grammatical structure. Case in point: the speech...
libbe-halevy's picture
Growing up, my mother kept an old, tattered book of poetry in a napkin holder on a kitchen windowsill along with bills and letters (napkins never appeared there).  She'd gotten the slim volume for high school, which would have set the pub date at mid-1920's.  The binding shredded, the pages dry,...