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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.

Scottish Language

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2013

Call Information:
Scottish Language is the premier scholarly, peer reviewed journal concerned with the languages of Scotland -- contemporary and historical. As well as Scots, Gaelic and Scottish Standard English, the journal welcomes articles on Latin, Pictish, Norn, British and Old European. Articles on Ulster Scots will also be considered. All theoretical viewpoints are welcome, as are essays on the language of literature. While Scottish language is the journal's primary concern, comparative work will be considered. If you have material you would like to have considered for the next volume, planned for publication in Spring 2014, you should get in touch with me in my position as editor on

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The deadline for this call for papers is October 31, 2013.