Odd Couples

ARIKA OKRENT Published originally in The Week, MARCH 10, 2015 A crayfish is not a fish, an outrage is not a rage, and there's no bomb in bombast. Words suggest one thing, but their histories tell us another. 1. PEN AND PENCIL Pencil originally referred to a paintbrush with a fine, tapered end, and can be... Continue Reading →

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