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Tag Archives: OED

CHARLATAN TRUMP

THERE ARE those of us who would argue that “charlatan” is too kind a word to describe the likes of Donald J. Trump. However, the word has such interesting etymology, … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

OED’S OUTRAGEOUS MOOBS

THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, the OED, is an authority of English language usage and its history. From time to time, it reflects the expansion of the language, as described in … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

THE CYBERPHILOLOGIST WILL SEE YOU NOW…

IN THE old days, I mean really old, the word “scientist” didn’t exist. I learned this reading “Megafauna,” by Adrienne Mayor, in the London Review of Books, July 2, 2015 … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment