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Have you ever wondered why Americans use the spellings honor, neighbor, valor, while the British use honour, neighbour, valour? Has a computer spellchecker or human copy-editor ever stopped your wingèd prose as it travelled (traveled) up through the clouds of Parnassus and subjected it to a tedious extra round of labour (labor), changing cheque to […]more
In the 1990s, the wonderful David Crystal, author of some of the world’s greatest texts on the English language including The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation, wrote a book called Language Play, in part of which he explained the concept and history of lipograms. Known from sixth-century BC classical Greek, this type of language […]more