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Issue 19

Webster's Dictionary, Story of Stupidity, How They Brought Good News from Ghent to Aix, Forgotten English, Media, Bearded Man Reclining, Burbage and Shakespeare all get Emily Bronto's applause

In this issue Bikwil features Webster's Dictionary, Story of Stupidity, How They Brought Good News from Ghent to Aix, Forgotten English, Media, Bearded Man Reclining, Burbage and Shakespeare

 

 

Contents of Issue 19 (May 2000)
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Surely Not Another Great Leap Forward? — Tony Rogers
The editor announces Bikwil’s new Web site, welcomes the newsletter’s fourth year and thanks a few special people
The So-Called American Spelling — Annette Potts
"I was amused to read suggestions that American spellings are invading Australia via the Internet and American computer spell checks."
Webster's Dictionary and Australian spelling
Foolishness Unbridled — Tony Rogers
"Regular Bikwil readers will have already gathered that I just love crank books."
Fun and games with "our flawed intellectual tradition"
My Good News Week — Bet Briggs
She sprang to the library, and ref books, and pen
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like — Harlish Goop
Review of Jeffrey Kacirk's Forgotten English, a book about words that "never quite made it into Modern English"
Quintessential Quirky Quotes
Comic and Classic, from Everywhere and Everywhen
Web Line — Tony Rogers
"There’s plenty of stuff on the media as a subject for study, with many such Web sites emanating from academic institutions, where media courses are becoming more popular."
Media influence, media abuse and the legislative, independent-watchdog- and self- control thereof
Bearded Man Reclining — Therese Kenyon
A new contributor arrives with some art under her arm
From the Back Verandah — Fizzgig
Have you heard what they're saying about Richard Burbage, Will Shakespeare and a certain lady?

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