Monthly Archives: November 2010

ET phone home

Greetings Readers and Friends- It’s fight night!  grammar police vs. shameless botchers of the English language old guard vs. cutting edge queen’s english vs. newspeak it’s getting ugly people- we’re pitting one part of speech against another…  note the holiday … Continue reading

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the village idiom…

battles the almighty euphemism in today’s post!In one corner, we have the humble idiom, rising from uncertainty to confuse English Language Learners and put pepper in our gumbo (for example).  See? that one is “straight from the horses mouth” aka … Continue reading

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Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo- Jargon, part 1

Hi folks!I’ve been working out my ideas for what I want to discuss about jargon for a few days now. I figured to do it justice, I’m breaking it into two parts:Today: specific jargon to different fields, real and imaginary … Continue reading

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