AFTER 5,000 YEARS, A DICTIONARY OF SUMERIAN
Indeed, among the few words in English derived ... will be one of the shortest and will have 380 entries beginning with the letter B. The original cuneiform is being transliterated into Roman letters. ''A'' may require three volumes, and ''D,'' ''G ...
Once Upon a Word
b. What motivated Mr. Cassidy to write “How the Irish Invented Slang”? c. Based on the context, what do you think the word “etymological” means? Explain your answer. d. What do ... your answer. e. How do you define slang? Why? f.
Lexicon Valley: The History, Future, and Reclamation of the Word Faggot
The word faggot has been experiencing a kind of renaissance recently, with athletes like Kobe Bryant wielding it in anger, the director Brett Ratner using it in jest, and the comedian Louis C.K. defending ... of “The Other F-Word.”
“Progressive” Is the Wrong Word
I happen to agree with critics who claim that “progressive” is the currently acceptable word because the word “liberal” has been tarnished and is not salvageable. (For more on that, see this.) My conversion against this point came to clarity when ...
Canadian english, eh
Dollinger leads a University of B.C. project to revise the ... all kinds of varieties of the English language. "Or 'insulin.' That would be another one where we'd say clearly that scholars at the U of T coined that word. "It has to be in there but it ...