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Last week I was reminded of the usefulness of Boolean operators by Ewoud Sanders’ booklet on eResearch which is available (in Dutch) here. Because it is often possible to find enough relevant information using simple search queries, I sometimes forget the … Continue reading

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Thusly is not a word?

Recently, one of my tutors pointed out my use of thusly in an essay. I used it thus: (except I would have added -ly there). Frankly, I was surprised to see it. Thusly was not a conscious choice during composition. … Continue reading

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March Forth on March Fourth!

Yesterday was National Grammar Day in the United States – a day to celebrate language and the neat things we do with it. National Grammar Day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough founder of SPOGG (Society for the Promotion … Continue reading

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A Way with Words

I am one of many fans of the public radio program, A Way with Words. The show is broadcast from San Diego and presented by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. They discuss a variety of language-related topics in an accessible, … Continue reading

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