Department of “Well Said”…

Jim Sheeler, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, on his appointment to the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, speaking about a profession undergoing at least a midlife crisis:   "A notebook is a passport to all sorts of  places…Journalists will discover someway…

Ponderisms

Goodbye to Edwin Newman,outstanding journalist and defender of the honor of the English language. Newman was known for his erudite puns. One of the best : "The man who blotted his wet shoes with newspaper, explaining,"These are the Times that dry…

On and off the Net…

Are you "xenolexic"* ? This word, and others, can be found in the list of "Unused but Useful: Oxford English Dictionary's Reject List." Sandra Yeyati  shared an interesting article that includes this note: Oxford University holds 50 large filing cabinets crammed with…