Epistemology vs Agnotology (Jan 19, 2021 16:07)
Once upon a time, I encountered the word epistemology and its forms only in academic writing. Lat...

“Become” and a Question of Syntax (Jan 12, 2021 16:05)
A sentence in a biographical piece in the Washington Post about the gifted librettist Randy Rainb...

Code-switching Is Not Cultural Oppression (Jan 5, 2021 16:07)
Until recently, I thought that most English teachers shared my view that mastering a standard for...

Autogolpe —Another Word for Seizing Power (Jan 5, 2021 16:05)
During the recent unsettled times, I have come across a new word (new to me) to describe an extra...

“To Cow” and “To Kow-tow” (Dec 23, 2020 11:51)
Although the idiom to be cowed has nothing to do with Elsie the Cow, the use of corralled in a [&...

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