June 13, 2020

Wordwatch: Smart pronunciation

I’m sure you’ve noticed: the word “niche”, which used to be pronounced “nitch”, is now universally pronounced “neesh”, as though we have to be impressed

Searching for Sappho

We have entered a twilight of the idols. The bronze statues of saints from different times are being torn down by zealous crowds who deem

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