Mother Tongue

December 18, 2012

“Or again, does a ‘newsagent’ really need to become a ‘news dealer,’ a ‘flyover’ an ‘overpass,’ a ‘parcel’ a ‘package,’ or in certain circumstances ‘between’ ‘among’ and ‘like’ ‘such as’?” How to sound American.

is an intern for The Millions. She is a writer and recent graduate of Smith College living in Cambridge, MA. She blogs at

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