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Clink, clank, clunk

Continuing the discussion of click and similar words in German, French and Spanish, here’s an interesting comment from the Oxford English Dictionary: “In English and Germanic generally, [click] appears to stand in ablaut relation to clack, as expressing a thinner … Continue reading

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Drop that R!

Br’er Rabbit, Marmee. and Eeyore. If you’re reading aloud or just hearing the names in your head, drop that R. These characters from children’s literature hail from the southern U.S., England and New England – all within the R-less zone. … Continue reading

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