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Jonathon Owen
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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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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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Some people say that we already have a gender-neutral pronoun and that it's he. These people are wrong. http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2016/10/31/stupidity-on-singular-they/
Stupidity on Singular They
Stupidity on Singular They
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My latest shirt design—We Can Even! Now available at the Arrant Pedantry Store. Plus, get free shipping now through October 25th with the coupon code JUST4YOU. https://shop.spreadshirt.com/arrantpedantry/we+can+even!?q=T293515

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Benjamin Bergen's new book What the F is an entertaining and enlightening read on what swearing says about language and about us: http://www.arrantpedantry.com/…/…/21/book-review-what-the-f/
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