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Famous Miamians – Top Ten

December 13, 2019 6:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I thought coming up with a list of famous Miamians would be a snap. In fact, it was not. The difficulty arose from the complexity and dynamism of the city itself. More simply said: it’s not easy to figure out who counts as a Miamian. For the title image I... read more

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Dictionaries and the World of Lexicography

December 3, 2019 6:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dictionaries: not the sexiest topic ever. Even the famous dictionary-maker Samuel Johnson, in the title quote, acknowledged himself to be a “harmless drudge.” Nevertheless, an article in the New York Times this past weekend has inspired me. It is Latin Dictionary’s Journey: A to Zythum in 125 Years (and Counting).... read more