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This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.
This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.

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New post! An argument about the "that"/"which" rule at work led me to ask the question, Is change okay or not? http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2018/05/09/is-change-okay-or-not/
Is Change Okay or Not?
Is Change Okay or Not?
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You know those false cognates that your foreign language teacher warned you about? They're not all false. New on the blog: http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2017/06/01/cognates-false-and-otherwise/
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Kory Stamper's Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is out today, and it's fantastic! If you love words, you should buy it now: http://amzn.to/2n67o0u
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Have you ever seen a design you like at the Arrant Pedantry Store, but it wasn't offered on the product that you wanted? Not anymore! Now you can customize products or even create your own products from existing designs. More details here: http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2017/01/30/changes-at-the-arrant-pedantry-store-plus-20-off/
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Heads up, BYU corpus users: there's been a data breach, and some usernames and passwords may have been stolen. http://corpus.byu.edu/dataBreach2017Jan.asp
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Nice little interview with my phonology professor on linguistics, inventing languages, and the movie Arrival: http://news.byu.edu/news/arrivals-oscar-noms-got-you-pumped-about-linguistics
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New shirt from +Jonathon Owen​ at his Arrant Pedantry shop!
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Yes, language changes. No, you don't get to dictate to everyone else how it changes. Some thoughts on "decimate": http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2016/12/09/prescriptivism-and-language-change/
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In a recent episode of the Lexicon Valley podcast, John McWhorter rejected the idea that "they" is from Old Norse. Here's why I think he's wrong: http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2016/11/15/whence-did-they-come/
Whence Did They Come?
Whence Did They Come?
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