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Magazine articles on language and the origin and properness of words and expressions.
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June 2003
Charles Paul Freund
Text Talk Language revolution: "texting" reaches the classroom mark for My Articles 50 similar articles
May 1, 2003
Matthew Fogel
Way Beyond BASIC The language of business is Greek to some; to Jeff Henning, it's Karklak. mark for My Articles 27 similar articles
Information Today
April 2003
Dick Kaser
Opinion: Do You Yahoo!? Paul McFedries was on the receiving end of a cease-and-desist notice from Google lawyers after having published a definition for the new verb "google" at his Word Spy Web site. The whole incident raises an interesting point about the protection of trademarks in general. mark for My Articles 1858 similar articles
Search Engine Watch
March 4, 2003
Danny Sullivan
Google Acts To Protect Trademark Google's first publicized action to protect its trademark from being transformed into a generic word has occurred. mark for My Articles 1977 similar articles
February 2003
Martha Baer
Immortal Code The CEO goes to trial. The programmers hit the street. And yet sometimes a piece of code is so elegant, so evolved, that it outlasts everything else. Here is the story of NaturallySpeaking, the world's first continuous-speech dictation software, and the concept of "abandonware." mark for My Articles 23 similar articles
December 17, 2002
Arianna Huffington
America's apostrophe catastrophe What's with the growing misuse of that puny piece of punctuation? mark for My Articles
November 14, 2002
Keith Olbermann
What's "from way downtown" in Farsi? Someday, our entire age will be illuminated by two Persian guys describing a Shaq dunk. mark for My Articles 7 similar articles
November 2002
Nick Gillespie
Logocentrism You can trademark words but not meaning. "Let's roll!" may well go down as Florida State's great rallying cry, or a mantra mumbled by especially motivated Wal-Mart sales associates. That won't be so bad, assuming that we remember the heroes on Flight 93 for what they did, not what they said. mark for My Articles 10 similar articles
October 8, 2002
Tresa McBee
Synonym Salad On fifth-graders translating classic texts like the Gettysburg Address and Declaration of Independence into modern-speak mark for My Articles 1 similar article
October 2002
Marshall Sella
Devil's Dictionary Master the art of outdoor slang with this patented lexicon of shameless verbiage and incomprehensible dudespeak. mark for My Articles 3 similar articles
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