four sites bearing on English usage.
Newspeak is a satirical ezine
“celebrating cutting edge advances in Orwellian
Doublethink, scavenged from the back pages of our finer newspapers”.
What more is there to say other than to remind you that this site is
frequently updated with current examples and comment thereon?
displaying the motto “A society is as lax as its language”,
The Vocabula Review
commits its efforts to spreading the good word about the proper use of
English. It was fairly accurately described by one reviewer as “snooty
but entertaining”. What do you think?
educational, and provocative”, The
James Murray Society has as its goal “to provide a safe harbor where
those who care about English (and using it well) can share ideas,
thoughts, questions . . . and take shelter from the storm” that seems to
gather around doublespeak, vogue terms and other undesirable
manifestations in the modern use of English.
Rhetorica Network offers analysis and commentary about the rhetoric,
propaganda, and spin of journalism and politics, including analysis of
presidential speeches and election campaigns.” There are comprehensive
news media links, a rhetoric textbook, together with a very useful
primer of critical techniques. Run by Dr. Andrew R. Cline of Park