Two from The Week

Two recent items from the magazine The Week: Neal Whitman on libfixes, James Harbeck on apostrophes. Both with humor.

From Neal on the 17th, “A linguistic tour of the best libfixes, from -ana to -zilla It’s a listacular wordgasm!”:

Here’s an alphabetically organized (but by no means exhaustive) list of libfixes in a column for Links to posts by Arnold Zwicky and articles by Ben Zimmer and Nancy Friedman. Also special thanks to Ben for filling in my gap for the letter U with ‘-umentary’in a comment.

And from James on the 18th, “Kill the apostrophe! We would all be better off without it”. Yes, exactly what it says, with arguments.

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