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  • So whence the joyless peevology, the empty outrage over nounings, neologisms, and colloquialisms?

    “Attacks” on the language are greatly misunderstood

  • Ireland jargon journalism language language history language news lexicography linguistics links literature nature nature photography newspapers peevology philology phonetics photography plain English poetry prescriptivism punctuation semantics signs slang spelling stories syntax typos usage word choice words writers writing

    The love life of pigeons

  • No doubt this is a logical development, since peevology has long been the dominant tradition in usage advice. Top Stories


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  • 1) the collecting and public airing of language peeves 2) the study of such peevish behavior

    May 12, 2008