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Updated 21 Nov 2012 20 Aug 2013

WHAT’S NEW

adequate

Immediately preceded by these…

curator | linguist

man of means | man of money | man of substance | man of ways and means

man of wealth and importance | man of wealth of means | man of wealth and taste

man with the money | ninja | rich man

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A

according to | According to your crap or my gold? | 24 Apr 2012

active voice | Active language is active thinking | 29 Sep 2010

actor | The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

add oil ‘Add oil’ is lingo spillage | 04 Sep 2010

adequate A fireside musing on ‘adequate’ | 20 Aug 2013 NEW

alga, algae, algal | How do you mispronounce them? | 08 March 2012

as it were | Phraseology: ‘as it were’ vs. ‘so to speak’ | 17 Aug 2011

B

backdrop The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

bloodyminded | Bloody ’ell, wotcha bleedin’ attitude | 19 March 2012

bureau de change It isn’t ‘moneychanger,’ Monsieur Retard | 28 Oct 2011

C

cantankerous | How curmudgeonly are you? | 26 Nov 2011

Chinese in English | The Economist: ‘Why so little Chinese in English?’ | 06 June 2013

circular reasoning | The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

comparative analysis The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

complete | Complete vs. finished | 02 June 2011

conceptual phase, in its The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

concrete The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

context The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

contextual The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

contractions | Usage: Contractions | 16 Sep 2010

creators and joiners The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

criminal | Know your words: Criminal | 15 Aug 2011

critical-practical perspectives The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

crucial The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

cultural consciousness The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

cultural sociology The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

curmudgeon | How curmudgeonly are you? | 26 Nov 2011

currency exchange It isn’t ‘moneychanger,’ Monsieur Retard | 28 Oct 2011

curate | See articles:—

curator | Cured ham curated here | 23 June 2013

D

decisive The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

dehumanisation The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

depth interviews The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

different from, than, to | lHow different? Or how deaf are you? (1/4) | 26 April 2012

discourse The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

do, doing | Differences: doing vs. to do | 24 Nov 2010

draw(s) on The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

E

empirical The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

empirical examples [that] discuss The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

examining The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

exchange bureau, ~ house It isn’t ‘moneychanger,’ Monsieur Retard | 28 Oct 2011

explained [in rational terms] The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

F

finished Complete vs. finished | 02 June 2011

foster | See articles:—

fungus, fungal, fungi, fungic, fungous How do you mispronounce them? | 08 March 2012

furlough | When you’re furloughed, are you on holiday? | 18 March 2012

G

garner The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

gender; gender-sensitive The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

globalisation The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

grammar | Grammar deconstructed according to grammarkillaz | 21 Oct 2010

H

hollow statements The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

hegemony The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

I

illegal | Know your words: Illegal | 10 Aug 2011

illegitimate | Know your words: Illegitimate | 11 Aug 2011

illicit | Know your words: Illicit | 12 Aug 2011

immoral | Know your words: Immoral | 13 Aug 2011

innovative The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

interdisciplinary The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

intersection, intersectionality The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

J

judgmental The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

K

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L

learning, difficulty of | Deep end: the difficulty of learning languages | 26 Oct 2012

learning, habits of | Ten horrible habits about learning | 12 Nov 2012

lingua franca | English vs. Chinese as lingua franca | 08 May 2011

linguist | Nothing but a quimming linguist | 03 July 2013

literature The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

loath (adj, unwilling) | When you hate something, say it | 31 May 2011

loathe (vt, to hate) When you hate something, say it | 31 May 2011

M

mainstream The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

man ~ — see these entries:

~ of means Mr Moneybags, here are the men you’re looking for | 10 Apr 2013

~ of money Ibid.

~ of substance Ibid.

~ of ways and means Ibid.

~ of wealth and importance Ibid.

~ of wealth and means Ibid.

~ of wealth and taste Ibid.

~ with the money Ibid.

meaningful The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

mélange The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

mistakes | Making mistakes is normal | 18 Sep 2010

money exchange It isn’t ‘moneychanger,’ Monsieur Retard | 28 Oct 2011

moneychanger | It isn’t ‘moneychanger,’ Monsieur Retard | 28 Oct 2011

multinational — see TRANSNATIONAL

N

narrative The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

native fluency — See NATIVE FLUENCY entry in the Glossary and these discussion articles:—

ninja | ‘Ninja’ really is invisible ninja | 12 June 2013

O

obfuscation | The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

objective The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

officespeak | The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

origins of English language | Our bloody English language | 17 Sep 2010

outreach The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

P

paraprosdoskian | Paraprosdoskian | 30 July 2011

passive voice | The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

perceived The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

prevalent The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

portals The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

potentially innovative — see INNOVATIVE

poverty The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

preposition (n) | Prepositioning for failure | 19 Nov 2012

preposition (vt) | Prepositioning for failure | 19 Nov 2012

project The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

pronunciation | Pronunciation is as much good English as good grammar | 09 Sep 2010

Q

quim — see LINGUIST

R

refer The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

remain The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

rhetorical questions The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

rich man | Mr Moneybags, here are the men you’re looking for | 10 Apr 2013

rising damp | ‘Rising damp’ | 08 May 2012

S

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis | Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis a.k.a. B[W]anker’s Syndrome | 08 Sep 2010

scholarism see SCHOLASTICISM

scholasticism | ‘Scholarism’: Is it edible? | 01 Sept 2012

search for meaning The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

so to speak | Phraseology: ‘as it were’ vs. ‘so to speak’ | 17 Aug 2011

socialism The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

subjective The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

storytelling The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

sustainable The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

T

tenses | Picking tenses | 02 Sep 2010

that | Which hunt is that? | 29 Oct 2011

theoretical The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

transnational The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

they, them The Rube Goldberg machine of language | 26 Oct 2010

U

underclass The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

unexplored The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List | 19 Oct 2011

unlawful | Know your words: Unlawful | 09 Aug 2011

unlicensed | Know your words: Unlicensed | 14 Aug 2011

V

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W

which | Which hunt is that? | 29 Oct 2011

X

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Y

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Z

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