Darn!

Darn!

I was thinking of Dwight Bolinger the other day (as you do) and remembered that he had written a very nice short article about “Darn!” for VERBATIM back in the day. Enjoy!...
Quick Post: Noun Overuse Phenomenon

Quick Post: Noun Overuse Phenomenon

A subscriber from long ago rediscovered us again today, and asked particularly after one article: Noun Overuse Phenomenon Article, from Vol. 2, No. 4. So there it is — click on the link to read it. It’s a favorite! Please remember that if you are ordering...
Winter 2000 Back Issue

Winter 2000 Back Issue

Where Did He Put The Pen of My Aunt? Navajo Revealed David C. Cates Maplewood, New Jersey Intricate miracles underlie even ordinary events like sunshine, eyesight, and air. Yet their ordinariness seems to stifle the kindling of wonder. This may be the point of a...
Yet Another Quick Post

Yet Another Quick Post

We had some more requests for back articles this week, so two more are available to read online: Preposition Pollution, by Barbara DuBois, and Up and Down to You, by John Musgrave. An easy way to see the few articles we have available in html is to check out the Table...
Verbatim Sampler

Verbatim Sampler

The World According to Student Bloopers Richard Lederer Concord, New Hampshire [Excerpt] One of the fringe benefits of being an English or History teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following...