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Who’s Counting: Being Meta and Taylor Swift’s “So It Goes…”

In which Taylor Swift not-so-slyly weaves self-reference throughout her latest album.

To my dear reader,

“So It Goes…” is, by no means, the best song on Taylor Swift’s latest album… 463 more words


Free rein or free reign? shoo-in or shoe-in? Folk etymology (2/3)

Eddie Mair’s fizzog

My previous blog on ‘false etymology’ related to this one was about fizzog, a word I hadn’t seen or heard in yonks… 1,463 more words

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