6/3: The Battle of the Cliches: Is it a “Tossup” or a “Slam Dunk?”

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Ever wonder why a landslide election result might be referred to as “no contest” but you’d never hear “nolo contendere” used to describe a sporting event when one team runs up a lopsided score? The answer is simple.  Political terminology doesn’t export well outside the Beltway crowd.  In contrast, a […]

10/7: Offensive Language

Initially, I was going to write about all the annoying phrases polled about in the recent Marist survey.  I was going to discuss why they irritate me (or why they don’t — Caroline Kennedy would have been happy to see I that have no problem with compulsive use of the phrase, “you know”).  But, then […]