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How Long Have We Been Modern?

“…And her workin’ in a saloon like any hussy.” “Oh, that’s not fair, Ma. We’re living in modern times. – … Don’t forget, things have changed since you were a girl. This is 1870.“ — In Old Chicago (1937) Speaking … Continue reading

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“Cliché” and “Stereotype”

Much of printed literature is marked by clichés or stereotypes. I mean that literally. “Cliché” and “stereotype” are printing terms. As mentioned in a previous post, it’s unknown whether the word “click” came from French cliquer or German klicken or … Continue reading

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Who Clicked First?

Sometimes I giggle when I come across foreign but oddly familiar terms on websites in languages other than English. “Klicken Sie hier, “Cliquez ici,” “Haga clic aquí.” Isn’t that cute the way the Germans, French and Spanish have adopted our … Continue reading

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