Daily Archives: July 20, 2010

crash blossoms in net puzzle

What do you make of a headline like the one above? You’d never dare write it in a good, clean English sentence, but headlines have a grammar of their own. And that sometimes leads to such ambiguity. Which is the … Continue reading

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On refudiating new words

How do new words arise in a language? Are they even legitimate? Does usage make a new word suddenly acceptable to the dictionary? A hot question is now spreading through the internet – is Sarah Palin’s neologism ‘refudiate’  (coined on … Continue reading

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