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Today, in the “Behind the Grammar” podcast, I cover
- Kafka’s safe deposit boxes
- Sad news for public access television
- An amusing attempt by Homer, Illinois, to adopt English as its official language
- The intersection of language philosophy between The Economist and Sarah Palin
- The ascension of e-books over hardcover books at Amazon
Here are the links for the articles I discuss:
Kafka’s Safe Deposit Boxes
After Lengthy Legal Battle, Franz Kafka and Max Brod Safety Deposit Boxes Being Opened
Israel in Legal Battle Over Kafka’s Papers
Dispute Over Kafka’s Papers
Fight for Kafka’s Papers Winds Through Israeli Courts
The Bitter Legacy of Franz Kafka
Moby Dick Sales
On This Day: Moby Dick Published in America
Sad News for Public Access Television
Shutting Down Public Access TV
Without more funds, URTV will close in September
Reno Public Access TV station shut down
Homer, Illinois Adopts English as Its Official Language. There’s Just a Little Problem.
Township adopts language ordinance
Is attacking someone’s grammar the weak way out?
By their use shall ye know them
Sarah Palin uses Twitter to criticize Ground Zero mosque, gets slammed for poor grammar
Sarah Palin invents new word: refudiate
E-Books Overtake Hardbacks at Amazon
Amazon says it’s selling 80% more downloaded books than hardcovers