Allan Metcalf at Lingua Franca writes about a publication I may just have to shell out for:This week something rare, old fashioned, scholarly, and entertaining arrived via the U.S. Postal Service. As usual, I?m postponing other tasks until I have read it cover to cover. It?s a journal you?ve probably never heard of: Comments on Etymology. Rare I call it, because the journal has very few subscribers.
Image Credit Some of my recent favorites: Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education - Language and writing in academe. Posts by Lucy Ferriss, Allan Metcalf, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Carol Fisher Saller and Ben Yagoda The American... Read Post
Allan Metcalf has a Lingua Franca column laying out the history of the word dude, as discovered by Barry Popik and Gerald Cohen and presented in the latest issue of Comments on Etymology:Thanks to Popik and Cohen?s thorough investig... Read Post