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Nonplussed Emojis Not My Fault

“Mea culpa,” or “my fault,” is probably my favorite Latin phrase; at least I use it the most. This came to mind while reading a quote from Maxim Gorky, “The most beautiful words in the English language are ‘not guilty’.” Mea culpas come in two flavors: nouns, used as acknowledgments of guilt, and interjections, or exclamations, as in, “I told you it’s never windy here in the winter? 621 more words

World Wide Words Issue 919 - WIF Style

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Issue 919


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Bob’s-a-dying. Adam Sampson pointed out that the Bodleian Library in Oxford has copies of an early nineteenth-century song, … 3,228 more words