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  • Around Town

    JAN. 9
  • 'Occupy' Named 2011 Word of the Year

    'Occupy' Named 2011 Word of the Year
    The linguists have spoken and they have decided -- "Occupy" is 2011's word of the year. Members of the American Dialect Society came out in record numbers to vote Friday night at the organization's annual conference, held this year in Portland, Oregon....

    Councilman wants to make English Arundel's official language

    County Councilman Jerry Walker plans to introduce a bill at Monday night's council meeting that would declare English the official language of Anne Arundel County. The Gambrills Republican said the bill is the first in a series he plans to press that...

    Start the Presses: Community involvement 2.0

    It's often said that Americans fear public speaking more than snakes, spiders or IRS agents. When I took this job, I was initially daunted by the amount of public speaking it entailed. But as I approach my third anniversary in the editor's chair, I am...

    The war of the words

    Sadly, much of what is taught of grammar and usage in the schools, when taught at all, amounts to rubbish, and linguistics is scarcely heard of except at the college level, and seldom there. Oh, you can go to Language Log and eavesdrop on the linguists,...