Library News & Notes: the Development of the English Language

O'Fallon Public Library Director, Ryan Johnson, gives us some insight into the English language from the  October 27, 2021, edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. A recent episode of the podcast 99% Invisible had me both laughing out loud on a desolate stretch of I-64, and amazed that anyone ever becomes proficient in the English language. The episode … Continue reading Library News & Notes: the Development of the English Language

A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

It is no secret that language, music, art, and all creative forms of personal expression are the result of following and disregarding rules.  If it weren't the case, we'd still be listening to madrigals and comfortably reading and speaking Latin.  So, naturally I was drawn to A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in … Continue reading A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday