Tag Archives: Chaucer

The Pedigree of a Cliche: By Tolkien, out of Chaucer

One of the ways I extend my writing and thinking time is by listening to audio books as I commute.  Sometimes, I’m able to pick up Great Courses or similar lectures about the history or social structure of the places … Continue reading

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Curse you, Shakespeare!

I am blessed with an editor who has an old-fashioned attention to detail–and an OED.  (That’s the Oxford English Dictionary, for the uninitiated.)  My own  OED is the two-volume one with a magnifying glass which I acquired through a friend … Continue reading

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