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On language

Notes on language usage. I didn’t add this category until after musing 650, so there are likely many musings on language missing. I hope to link to them eventually.

Choosing the right word (Musing #657)

If only I could pronounce the right word correctly.

Strunk & White and Williams (Musing #668)

Clearer elements of style.

A number of (Musing #676)

Idioms I should not use.

Busses and bussing (Musing #750)

The number of s’s matters.

A broken record (Musing #824)

Multiple meanings.

Advisor wins! (Musing #833)

Watching spelling policies change.

Conciseness vs. concision (Musing #840)


Difficult issues (Musing #865)

Words that hurt.

Fisking (Musing #937)

A word I had not known.

Wayne State’s 2020 word list (Musing #980)

Fun with words.

Slash and backslash (Musing #1033)

Learn the difference.

Halfway there (Musing #1175)

Inclusion happens gradually.

Terminology (Musing #1198)

Complicated, but sometimes necessarily so.

Another inappropriate B-word (Musing #1256)

Let’s consider each other’s feelings.