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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.

Summaries on Finnish

6 Summaries on Finnish

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
for Query:10.1728 Do Support & Adjectives And Verbs Dave Gough 10.1917 Dec-11-1999
Sum: Typical "mistakes" made by Finns part 1 of 2 John Hammink 13.2133 Aug-15-2002
ESL/Typical Errors Made by Finns/Part 2 John Hammink 13.2172 Aug-25-2002
GO+and+VERB constructions (Epilog) Anatol Stefanowitsch 9.1812 Dec-18-1998
Pronoun Rolf Tatje 9.253 Feb-19-1998
O-words: colloquial/slangy words ending in <-o> Mikael Parkvall 9.360 Mar-08-1998