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Tag Archives: “The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary”

ETYMOLOGY CONTINUED: DEMAGOGUE

FOR ONCE in my continuing Etymology for Today series (see chaos, mendacity, and the like), I’ve come upon a difference in my two primary sources, one dated 1971 and the … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

WITCH HUNT? I’LL SHOW YOU A REAL WITCH HUNT

THE TERM “witch hunt” is appearing with increasing regularity in the news, and this has encouraged me to investigate the real thing, not just in relation to cornered politicos such … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment