the English language

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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