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A Penetrating History of the F-Word
When Did English Get Happy?
Want a Best-Seller? Put the F-Word in the Title.
Why I Spend Hours Making Collages of Inspirational Women That I Never Print Out
Why Language Can’t Be Tamed
Is Social Media Changing English?
Why Watching Disquieting Videos of Dark Water Rides Is My Favorite Waste of Time
Why I Spent My Early Writing Career Chasing Rarefied Words
A Complete History of Drinking Through Your Hangover
What if Political Correctness—Understood Properly—Was the Medicine Needed to Heal a Divided America?
What Was the First Language?
So … Let’s Talk About “So”
How Much of the New American Songbook Will Be Sung in Spanish?
A Meditation on the Evolution of the Word Like
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