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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Journal of Intercultural Communication Research

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2014

Call Information:
The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (JICR), a Routledge
journal, is calling for papers on child-raising across cultures, focusing on
practices, cultural values, and cultural rules (or 'scripts'). Selected papers will be
published in a JICR special issue in 2013.

Each paper should be a maximum of 10 pages in length, double spaced,
excluding references, figures, and tables, etc. The deadline for submission is
January 14, 2013. All submissions must be submitted via the Manuscript
Central System at:

For style information on the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research,
please visit: and select 'Authors and submissions'.

Please see the following webpage for more details:

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