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The Grammarphobia Blog is authored by Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman, who have penned a number of books about grammar, etymology, and the English language. Updated multiple times a week, this blog largely centers on language-related queries from interested readers such as "'noisome' and 'noisy' look alike, despite their different meanings. Are they linguistically related?" (October 18th, 2017) and "I assume the adjective 'newfangled' is somehow related to the noun 'fang,' but I can't for the life of me see a connection." (September 29th, 2017). As readers of this blog will learn, "noisome" and "noisy" are not linguistically related, but "newfangled" does in fact come from the word "fang." This blog was launched in 2006, and readers can browse all past entries, offering a great deal of interesting tidbits about the history and usage of the English language.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-11-10
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