Tag Archives: English

Oxford English Dictionary: Comedy Words and Where They Come From

  This week the Oxford Dictionaries Blog explored the world of comedy with From joke to farce: comedy words and where they come from. Of the seven words profiled, the oldest, farce, dates back to 1530 and comes from the … Continue reading

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Women's History Month and the Oxford English Dictionary

  March is Women's History Month, and the Oxford Dictionaries blog is celebrating with a quiz about "the words of womenkind". Jenkins' members can find the definitions of words like gynarchy, herstory, philogyny, Queen Bee, suffragette, and superwoman on the … Continue reading

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Delight Clients in Spanish and English with Ruby (Sponsored)

The United States is home to 41 million native Spanish speakers and an additional 11.6 million who are bilingual. By 2050, it’s estimated the U.S. will have the highest Spanish-speaking population in the world at 132.8 million. For legal practices … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Difference Plain English Makes!

Any document you draft—from an email to a settlement agreement—should be written in plain, understandable language. But many attorneys still fall into the trap of using stilted, legalistic language, particularly in contracts and other transactional documents. Compare the following purchase agreement … Continue reading

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Leandra English v Trump et Mulvaney Non-news in lieu of Big News: Oral arguments heard 12/22, English bid for preliminary injunction taken under advisement. – Docket with Amici Roster and List of Attorneys

ONE MONTH INTO THE FIGHT OVER HEART AND SOUL NOT TO MENTION CONTROL OF THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAUDocket entry for 12/22 injunction hearing says "oral arguments heard." No mention of evidence taken. Here is the state of the docket as of … Continue reading

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