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By Geoffrey Nunberg

This enticing choice of nationwide Public Radio announces and journal items by way of one in every of America’s best-known linguists covers the waterfront of up to date tradition by means of taking inventory of its phrases and words. From our metaphors for the net (“Virtual Rialto”) to the perils of digital grammar checkers (“The software program We Deserve”), from conventional grammatical bugaboos (“Sex and the Singular Verb”) to the methods we speak about illicit love (“Affairs of State”), Geoffrey Nunberg indicates simply how a lot the language we use from daily finds approximately who we're and who we wish to be.

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The verdict is in, and the gloves are off. the passing scene 17 Some Pig! {1995} t wasn’t a speech code, exactly, more like a bit of usage Ifaculty advice. The idea was to get Stanford administrators and to speak with one voice in promoting the university and setting it apart from its rivals. To this end Terry Shepherd, the university’s director of communications, issued a strategic plan that included a single list of adjectives for people to use when they talked about the place. There were six of them in all: challenging, western, incomparable, boundless, stunning, and vibrant.

To this end Terry Shepherd, the university’s director of communications, issued a strategic plan that included a single list of adjectives for people to use when they talked about the place. There were six of them in all: challenging, western, incomparable, boundless, stunning, and vibrant. ’’ It all seems fair enough to me. I don’t know that Stanford is any more challenging or incomparable than Yale or the University of Chicago, but it’s for sure more western. And it’s certainly more vibrant than those other schools, which are sitting a thousand miles or more from the nearest major fault line.

The verdict is in, and the gloves are off. the passing scene 17 Some Pig! {1995} t wasn’t a speech code, exactly, more like a bit of usage Ifaculty advice. The idea was to get Stanford administrators and to speak with one voice in promoting the university and setting it apart from its rivals. To this end Terry Shepherd, the university’s director of communications, issued a strategic plan that included a single list of adjectives for people to use when they talked about the place. There were six of them in all: challenging, western, incomparable, boundless, stunning, and vibrant.

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