Monthly Archives: January 2013

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen was a frequent user of the “epicene¬†they” decried by prescriptive grammarians. Henry Churchill has compiled a list of these and provides a short discussion of this linguistic “error”: http://www.crossmyt.com/hc/linghebr/austheir.html

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“The whole nine yards”

Did you ever wonder about the meaning of this expression? Here’s a discussion in the¬†New York Times: http://nyti.ms/V4BUQr  

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