Periodic Table Manners (The Carnival of the Elements) by Nick Humez
DARE-More Than Halfway There by Joan Houston Hall, Associate Editor, Dictionary of American Regional English
Exploring the Lexicon with Natives of North America by August Rubrecht
Ups and Downs by David Galef
Word Words by Judge Jon O. Newman
a review of Mad for Words: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, reviewed by Dr. Richard W. Bailey of the University of Michigan
On the So-called “Debate” over Black English by Sol Saporta, University of Washington (retired)
Revising The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower (also excerpted in the November 1998 Harper’s Magazine)
a review of Names New and Old: Papers of the Names Institute edited by E Wallace McMullen, reviewed by Karina van Dalen-Oskam
Lost and Foundering (Eheu, Jane Ace! May She RIP) by Mary M. Tius

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