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How the spoken “/” is improving English

Ari Appel

November 10, 2014

English is constantly growing and changing. No matter what rules are established, they get broken; conventions of grammar change, new words are invented, and old ones take on new meanings. Take the word "deal," for example. It can be used in many different ways: Ten bucks is not a very good deal, but...

A 4-Day Adventure: From Writing This Blog to Not Writing This Blog

Ari Appel

October 17, 2014

After a relaxing 4-day break, Tuesday evening was finally upon me. I wrote this: "When I got out of class on Friday afternoon, I envisioned myself spending the majority of 4-day break at my desk, intently working on blog posts. I sat down and went straight to work. By that evening, I had come up with...

Five Bucks

Ari Appel

September 29, 2014

Ari Appel's blog "What's In a Name?" comments on linguistic trends at Whitman College and in public culture at large. A group of middle-schoolers are crowded around a table for school lunch. Jimmy coats his chocolate chip cookie in ketchup and mustard, dribbles on some soy sauce, and then mashes t...

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