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Are Partners People Who Part?

“Okay, we’ve got party figured out.” Pat drained the dregs from the plastic glass. What do part and parcel and partial have to do with partner?” “Yeah,” Chris said. “We vowed to stay together ‘until death we do part.’” Pat … Continue reading

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The Bigs and the Smalls

In a recent column about KNBC-TV’s new 24-hour news and feature station, California Nonstop, Los Angeles Times media critic James Rainey refers to “The bigs at NBCUniversal.” The word “bigs” may sound strange, but the meaning is obvious. English, like … Continue reading

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