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It's Been Said Before

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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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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.

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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   17 / 2
Date: July 2005
Table of Contents: S marks the spot? Regional variation and early African American
by Gerard Van Herk, James A. Walker
pp 113-131

The Canadian shift in Montreal
by Charles Boberg
pp 133-154

Politeness-induced semantic change: The case of quand même
by Kate Beeching
pp 155-180

BE variation in Sri Lankan English
by Manel Herat
pp 181-208

Patterns of late rising in New Zealand English: Intonational variation or intonational change?
by Paul Warren
pp 209-230

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 16.1448