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Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

GOVERNING BY WORD

WHAT WITH our being in the midst of highly divisive presidential campaigns, it’s a good time to discuss the etymology of words that are associated with how people rule themselves—or … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

NOËL COWARD’S JAMAICA

A COMPELLING image of Noël Coward is one of elegance at a theater in London’s West End or maybe in glittering Las Vegas. Yet one of the most urbane of … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

PREPOSITION ALERT

WE OF a certain age have been taught by Mrs. Grimbly not to end a sentence with a preposition, such as “Who are you going with?” Winston Churchill famously (though … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 1 Comment