Take Our Word For It Issue 205 http://www.takeourword.com
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**This Week's Issue**
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In Spotlight we give you The Low-Down on High Tea
In Words to the Wise we bring you the following words:
In Curmudgeons' Corner Guestmudgeon John Archdeacon holds nothing back
In Sez You... we devote the column to letters about the pronunciation
of the word "pecan"
In Laughing Stock we bring you gassy children
Next issue we will have a review of "The Meaning of Tingo" for you.
Please send us material for Laughing Stock. This week's winner, Ryan
McCarthy, will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Thanks,
We have a guestmudgeon this week, John Archdeacon (a long-time reader
of TOWFI and a previous Guestmudgeon), ranting about his language pet
See our blog (http://www.takeourword.com/blog1) for a discussion of why
we've been absent and how you can help us reduce or even eradicate
future absences (http://takeourword.com/blog1/?p=65).
It's still there!
We have added the review of Michael Sheehan's book, from the last issue
of this newsletter, to the book store.
NEW: if you have an etymological or language-related book to recommend
to us and other readers, let us know about it! We try to stay on top
of the latest books on those topics, but we aren't omniscient (darn
it!) and we're a bit behind at the moment.
**Other New Stuff**
You may notice that we've added more Google Adsense ad blocks to our
pages. We were making about $100/year from the ads on the home page.
We hope to increase that, but we aren't expecting a windfall. If you
see an ad that interests you, click on it!
Until next time,
Take Our Word For It!
Melanie and Mike