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Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:17:08 -0700

And it's easy to see why Wampole makes such frequent recourse to etymologies: They project a comforting authority. They suggest that the writer is grounded in an older, less corrupt linguistic truth that has been recovered and presented to the modern ...

Philosophy Now

Philosophy Now
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:15:00 -0700

It was indeed a common assumption in antiquity that, because of this god-given accord between words and the world, by studying words and their etymologies we would be better able to get a hold on reality itself. Socrates proceeds to offer a ...
 
OUPblog (blog)
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:35:11 -0700

Besides, no etymologies offered so far clarify the allusion to restricted accommodation. I'll return to swinging a cat below. Whipping the cat? By contrast, the literature on whipping the cat is not too sparse, and the OED has a good deal to say about ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:29:19 -0700

We read excerpts of Isidore of Seville's “Etymologies” and Diderot's “Encyclopédie” alongside works by Calvino, Sebald, and Flaubert. The word “Wikipedia” in the course title seemed to attract an unusual preponderance of science majors for a seminar in ...
 
The Week Magazine
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700

When I was young, other kids — and sometimes certain adults — used to half-whisper secret, privileged information. Information about… four-letter words. Information that made me see things in a whole new way. Information that was sometimes conflicting.
 
PR Newswire (press release)
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0700

In addition, app users can access synonyms, audio pronunciations, and etymologies, as well as save and share words. Dictionary.com's app suite is available for Android, Amazon, and iOS devices, including the Apple Watch. For more information on ...

Huffington Post UK

Huffington Post UK
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:33:45 -0700

Wright's headword spellings, definitions, illustrations of usage, too, are unchanged but Crystal has updated the etymologies where necessary. The entries are lucid, easy to read and keep in mind. You can read the entries at random as a regular ...

Crikey (registration) (blog)

Crikey (registration) (blog)
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:19:08 -0700

... intensifiers you use… even if you're not super duper ready to try completely new wording. Tias Allard is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at Monash University. He is writing his thesis on folk etymologies and how they influence people's perceptions ...
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