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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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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: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   16 / 2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Late Modern English in a Dutch context
by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
pp 301-317

A bit of this and a bit of that: on social identification in Early and Late Modern English letters
by Minna K. Nevala
pp 261-280

Long-s in Late Modern English manuscripts
by Lyda Fens-de Zeeuw, Robin Straaijer
pp 319-338

A usage-based analysis of phrasal verbs in Early and Late Modern English
by Yasuaki Ishizaki
pp 241-260

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
LL Issue: 23.3998