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An Irishman's blog about the English language.

  • By Stan Carey
  • Based in Ireland
  • Roughly one post per month
  • First post on

Posts per month

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Aug 2022 1
Sep 2022 2
Oct 2022 3
Nov 2022 2
Dec 2022 2
Jan 2023 2
Feb 2023 1
Mar 2023 0
Apr 2023 1
May 2023 2
Jun 2023 1
Jul 2023 1
Aug 2023 1
Sep 2023 0
Oct 2023 1
Nov 2023 1
Dec 2023 1

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

Book spine poem: Wintering
A new book spine poem, for the season that’s in it. * Wintering When things fall apart, Leave the world behind: Lurking underworld, Wintering underland, The beginning of spring, The will to change Almost there. …
On , by Stan Carey, 174 words
The oblique etymology of ‘catty-corner’
I was reading Richard Stark’s crime novel Flashfire when the following line took me down an etymological side street: He approached the hospital catty-corner, through the parking lots. I’d come across the phrase catty-corner before, …
On , by Stan Carey, 529 words
Buster Keaton silently writing silent film
In her terrific 2022 book Camera Man: Buster Keaton, The Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century, Dana Stevens reports an interesting account of an attempted collaboration between Keaton and Robert Sherwood, …
On , by Stan Carey, 840 words