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We've Come A Long Way Since The First Dictionary

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Books

In 1828, Noah Webster published "An American Dictionary to the English Language," the first unabridged dictionary of American English. The two-volume ...

Why Are Americans Butchering the English Language?

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

It's not too late to draw a line in the sand. We must be vigilant and protect our English pronouns from further abuse.

British Tourists Bitch About New York

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

What do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food? Are they comfy in our hotels? Do they think we're friendly?

QUIZ: Do You Speak American?

| Posted 02.18.2012 | Books

From OUPblog: A wide-ranging account of American English, Richard Bailey’s "Speaking American" investigates the history and continuing evolution ...

English And American Spelling: Two Countries Separated By One Language | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

As George Bernard Shaw is said to have said, "England and America are two countries separated by the same language." It's easy enough to find books an...

Official New Dictionary Words

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Around 2,000 new words, phrases, and meanings have been added to the dictionary of American English, including bromance -- defined as "a close but non...

Is English In Danger?

The Globe and Mail | Elizabeth Renzetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now the originators of our mother tongue have circled the wagons (perhaps that should be "carriages'') to fight for English, against the stealth appro...

Language Problems at the New York Times

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

Since the death of William Safire, political columnist who wrote the regular "On Language" feature in the New York Times Magazine, no one has truly assumed the mantle of leading linguistic watchdog.