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A word game to soothe a restless spirit

A book subtitled The Venereal Game is not normally one to be recommended in a family newspaper. Bear with me, however. The author of An Exaltation of Larks, James Lipton, simply turned “venery” into an adjective, with no salacious intent.

Simcha Fisher: Why I guard my word-hoard

I keep a thesaurus in my bathroom. When I'm writing under deadline, I'm far more likely to consult an online version than a print...

Simcha Fisher: Without my words

Because of the great strides we humans have made in communication technology, I can now stand in the produce aisle of the grocery store,...
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