Please Peruse this Post-Post

Note to a recent commenter on the issue of Lexicographical Prescriptivism: I don’t think we can limit our usage surveys to “educated people.” That’s a slippery category. I could, however, add that usage should ideally...

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Peruse This Discussion if You Like

Faithful readers, accept my heartfelt thanks for your interaction. I really do appreciate it. I’m actually glad my blog is not popular enough to attract nasty commenters! For those who didn’t participate in the “peruse”...

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Oxford vs. Oxford

Why yesterday’s poll on the meaning of “peruse”? Well, a respected friend of mine recommended I write a post on the way people mistakenly use “peruse” when they should use “skim.” Unfortunately, my good friend’s...

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Be My Usage Panel

The poll below is not a trick question. Answer honestly right off the top of your head: Which of the following do you usually mean when you say the word “peruse”? ( polls) Tune in...

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How Much Weight Do I Put on One Greek Word?

Bill Mounce, ESV translator, is right on target: I have always taught that Greek grammar doesn’t necessarily answer all the questions definitively. Sometimes it does, but normally it gives us the legitimate range of possible...

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Logos Deal for BJU Students Ends Thursday, February 5

The twice- or thrice-yearly BJU Logos Bible Software sale is on, but only for another week and a half. I use and appreciate Logos Bible software. I recommend it as a close-to-essential (that is, close...

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