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Issue 50

Spotlight Irish Gaelic words in English
Words to the Wise Obscenities (censored), quiz, photographer, doily and antimacassar, gossip
8/16/99
Curmudgeons' Corner It's ET!
Letters to the Editors Hoosegow revisited, Melanie & Mike play Darwin, and pomposity

 

Issue 49

Spotlight Celtic words in English
Words to the Wise Spinster, beyond the pale, hot dog, hobbit, hoosegow
8/9/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Lose the t or eltse!
Letters to the Editors Whence does "from whence" come?

 

Issue 48

Spotlight Wrought and wreaked havoc
Words to the Wise Gutta-percha, Bolinas, zombie, jumbo, mumbo-jumbo
8/3/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Racked with seaweed
Letters to the Editors Got vs. gotten

 

Issue 47

Spotlight The quick and the dead
Words to the Wise Tow-head, woman, teller, they
7/5/99
Curmudgeons' Corner I wonder...?
Letters to the Editors Picnic, entitled

 

Issue 46

Spotlight A campaign for camping
Words to the Wise B silent, cynic and skeptic, and  scuttlebutt
6/29/99
Curmudgeons' Corner ...And who, may I ask, is calling?
Letters to the Editors Reverse psychology revisited

 

Issue 45

Spotlight Yet more names of nations: Serendip
Words to the Wise spick and span, agog
6/21/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Reverse psychology
Letters to the Editors More names for Germany

 

Issue 44

Spotlight It's no mystery
Words to the Wise Ta-da, pal, pee-yew, bias
6/14/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Degrees of possibility
Letters to the Editors Traps and Hungarian

 

Issue 43

Spotlight More names of nations: Germany
Words to the Wise Toodle-oo, rain check, pay the piper, hoodlum, traps, drumstick
6/7/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Rank Ranking
Letters to the Editors School-marms and enfeebled verbs

 

Issue 42

Spotlight Names of nations
Words to the Wise Calaveras, pray/prayer, dollar, visa, filibuster
6/1/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Enfeebled verbs
Letters to the Editors More on misplaced modifiers and Native Americans

 

Issue 41

Spotlight Indian words
Words to the Wise Silhouette, squaw, copycat, whore, tar (slang for sailor)
5/24/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Misplaced Modifiers; Submit Yours!
Letters to the Editors More Fun With K

 

Issue 40

Spotlight Drug-language abuse
Words to the Wise Cooties, jones, assassination 
5/17/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Accused In
Letters to the Editors Solanaceae, tomatoes, and three k's for Derek

 

Issue 39

Spotlight Internet Poppycock
Words to the Wise Life in the 1500s, our feet!
5/10/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Use of anxious for eager
Letters to the Editors Gestures

 

Issue 38

Spotlight Native American Words in English
Words to the Wise coward/cowardice, hangar, crisp
4/20/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Beg the question vs. raise the question
Letters to the Editors The Changing English Language

 

Issue 37

Spotlight Point-blank
Words to the Wise pussy[cat], kitty, beluga, puppy, horse, stag/hen night
4/20/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Momento vs. Memento
Letters to the Editors Turkey's "Original" Name

 

Issue 36

Spotlight Evil
Words to the Wise fairy and fay, cemetery, chapel, pagan, heretic, church
4/12/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Salt and Pepper Weather
Letters to the Editors Quotation marks revisited

 

Issue 35

Spotlight Blue Moon
Words to the Wise beestings, Good Friday, Orient, Caucasian, ax versus ask, one another
4/5/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Periods inside or outside of quotation marks

 

Issue 34

Spotlight Easter
Words to the Wise juke box, eureka, bone up, disaster, goblin, blah
3/29/99
Curmudgeons' Corner I Could[n't] Care Less

Letters to the Editors

Do Brits Flog Fags?

 

Issue 33

Spotlight The Fabric of Words, Part III of III
Words to the Wise titillating, babble, caput, faggot, round robin, drum (slang)
3/22/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Quote Unquote revisited

 

Issue 32

Spotlight The Fabric of Words, Part II of III
Words to the Wise earth, galoot, jitney, hackneyed
3/15/99

Letters to the Editors

picnics, gender vs. sex, cul-de-sac

 

Issue 31

Spotlight The Fabric of Words, Part I of III
Words to the Wise drivel, navigate, drag queen, cool, gender vs. sex
3/8/99
Curmudgeon's Corner affect vs. effect

Letters to the Editors

etymological research

 

Issue 30

Spotlight Frenzied words
Words to the Wise cul-de-sac, cockpit, limousine, chauvinism, lukewarm
3/2/99
Curmudgeon's Corner Quote Unquote

Letters to the Editors

Classical pronunciation

 

Issue 29

Spotlight February Feasts and Holidays
Words to the Wise Whiddon Down (place name), shroff, churchkey, lumpkin, the f-word revisited, miracle
2/22/99

Letters to the Editors

Horsey terms

 

Issue 28

Spotlight Valentine's Day
Words to the Wise to come to a head, lesbian and homosexual, romance
2/15/99
Curmudgeons' Corner Classical Plurals

Letters to the Editors

Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery

 

Issue 27

Spotlight peanut gallery
Words to the Wise weapon, campy, red herring, cretin, caribou, prophet, believe
2/8/99
Curmudgeons' Corner A Whole Nother

Letters to the Editors

A Coincidence

 

Issue 26

Spotlight niggardly
Words to the Wise waffle, radical, uppity, boredom, teetotaler, out of sorts
1/31/99
Curmudgeons' Corner epithets

Letters to the Editors

Update on the Death Valley treasure chest

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