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Obama in Germany

Monoglot Obama

3:38 PM, Jun 19, 2013 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN

In Germany, Obama Says U.S. Lags Behind By Not Teaching Youth 'Second and Third Language'

3:02 PM, Jun 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER

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Students with dictionary, Chubb Library, Ohio University, ca. 1961

Wars of Words

The story behind the stories about Webster’s Third.

Nov 12, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 09 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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Dwight Macdonald, ca. 1950

Wars of Words

Dividing the world into prescriptivists and descriptivists.

Oct 1, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 03 • By DAVID SKINNER

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Yogi (‘You can observe a lot by watching’) Berra whispers to pitcher Allie Reyno

Wisdom of the Age

Words to live by—at the moment.

Oct 1, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 03 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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Democratic Donkey

A Democratic Dictionary

12:00 AM, Sep 20, 2012 • By JEFF BERGNER

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Navajo code talkers during the battle for Bougainville, 1943

American Speak

This tongue has many colors.

Aug 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 46 • By SARA LODGE

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Photo of old-fashioned Variety newspaper cover

Ain’t Necessarily So

Who speaks for the English language?

Feb 6, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 20 • By JACK LYNCH

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Drawing of Man sitting in Church with a thought bubble over his head

Je ne regrette rien

Philip Terzian, monolinguist

Oct 17, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 05 • By PHILIP TERZIAN

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Gaddafi

I Say Qaddafi, You Say Qathafi

1:18 PM, Aug 24, 2011 • By PHILIP TERZIAN

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