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Entry from April 24, 2014

The subject of my last post — history that is lost to the next generation, either on account of miseducation or the political motivation of the educators or, most likely, both — also has a literary and linguistic dimension, as I realized while reading Henry Hitchings’s review in The Wall Street Journal of Paul Dickson’s Authorisms. Let us consider, as a footnote to that review, its treatment of the word "retromingent." Here’s what Mr Hitchings writes about it: Full Entry


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