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See Dick. See Jane. See The Future Of English?

Generations of American school children from the 1930s through 1970s learned to read with Dick and Jane. Who could forget such classic lines as:

“See Dick.

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All I Needed to Know About Adjectives I Learned at Starbucks

Language is an example of a moving target par excellence. Only today, I received a tweet that outlined a number of reasons why you should instantly… 1,214 more words

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Language will evolve irregardless of your attempt to literally lock it away in a secluded tower. Obvs.

— Welcome to Night Vale, episode 55: The University of What It Is (via…

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An interview at Grammarist

I’ve been interviewed by Grammarist, a website specialising in words and language use. Among the topics addressed are the origins of Sentence first, whether blogging has changed language use, common mistakes, and how I would change the way people use language. 174 more words

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