Read Lucy's blog posts at Lingua Franca from The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Thinking in Mayan." On hieroglyphs and words.
"X-ing Out Excellence." On giving gold stars, or not.
"The Enemy of the People." The origin of a noxious phrase.
"My New Crush on the Dictionary." On Merriam-Webster vs Trumpism.
"What If the President Couldn't Read?" Just speculating, folks.
"Diagramming Gorsuch." On logical thinking and showing off.
"Pussies and Appropriation." On the delights of reclaiming a certain word.
"Hypotheticals vs Contrary-to-Fact." On journalists' need to hesitate these days.
"Seeing through the Gaslight." On the Emperor's new clothes.
"Tpyos vs. Mispelings: A Presidential Matter." On a not-inconsequential difference.
"The Hand of the People." On what a mandate means, and who's got one.
"Post-Truth and Chaos." On what happens when truth is a means rather than an end.
"Not Normal." On the pernicious nature of normalizing.
"Words of Solace, Words of Action." Comfort and pep talk, post-election.
"Election Lexicon, RIP." The post-mortem, linguistically speaking, of Nov. 8.
"Trumpadocious Apologies." When "I'm sorry" doesn't mean that.
"The Spectre of the Alt-Right." On feeling slimed.
"An Ancient Poetic Device Called -- ?" On Latin, Corsican, and prosody.
"Just Like a Woman." On speaking while transitioning.
"Input, Output, and Literature." On the history of word processing and lit.
"Trying to Write the Mighty Line." On thinking metrically.
"Language Shrapnel." How are we handling the f-bomb?
"The Versatile Octothorpe." On that very handy # sign.
"Lucifer in the Flesh." On politicians' expressions, and the meanings beneath.
"How 'Bout that As?" On word repetitions and the fun therein.
"The Narratee and the Typo." On how we receive the gift of grammos.
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