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Sourdough Not Just for pedants (12) Not Just for pedants 19 Nov 01

From time to time, a thread here burns fueled the annoyance of those who see the English language being abused by journalists, advertising copywriters, authors and just plain folks.

I recently found an organization (a seventeen year old non-profit group) made up of such people. One of the main forces behind the organization is Richard Lederer whose name will be familiar to people who care about this subject. He is observant, witty and his books and articles are usually filled with information as well as just plain funny.

The s an article from a recent issue of their publication, posted as a sample. It is by Lederer. It is about English and synnyms. Fascinating.

Interested? The site is at


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