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193 - black
192 - rooster
191 - fever
190 - pathetic
189 - slang
188 - emoji
187 - flabbergasted
186 - coffee
185 - levidrome
184 - reason
183 - gypsy
182 - snarky
180 - winningest
179 - radio
178 - curry
177 - concussion
176 - vet
175 - liver
174 - moon
173 - mix
172 - inept
171 - meet
170 - nuclear
169 - great
168 - cheater
167 - rat
166 - hospital
165 - disdain
164 - say
163 - vulgar
162 - dog
161 - presume/assume
160 - What the hell were you thinking?
159 - hello
158 - clappers
157 - Either
156 - bless
155 - The low down on 'low'
154 - pussy
153 - letters
152 - banana
151 - existence
150 - The stunning, amazing, really most very excellent edition
149 - faze
148 - snotril
147 - beguine
146 - feijoa
145 - ounce
144 - plus
143 - big
142 - rabbit
141 - gumboot
140 - Brig, aftermath, bacon, Herr, trailer, movie
139 - hoss
138 - ferroequine
137 - limbo
112 - On hybrids, mongrels and epic journeys.
111 - A rant on parallel structure
110 - The dangerosity of utilising floral confabulation in your manuscription
109 - The nauseous issue and how to write a book just like Malcolm Gladwell does
108 - Journalists behaving badly and a psychologist joke
107 - New Steven Pinker book hits the shelves, knees jerk.
106 - The tpyography issue
105 - What a trenchant wit you possess, digger
104 - The feckless boyfriend
103 - How feculent was my valley, and other things to never say
102 - The quick, the dead, Barack Obama, and Bill & Ted
101 - more crappy song lyrics and a charming outburst from Richard Harris
100 - Are you pretentious? A liar? Ask the Latinometer.
99 - The world's most unlistenable song lyrics? Vote now!
98 - Why are we waiting, an atheist joke, and some great lines from a lame movie
96 - ord crimes, reductio ad Hitlerum, denization and how to fold a suit. (Will the jollity never cease?)
95 - Do Greeks know the name of their own country?
94 - Batman returns and PJ O'Rourke twiddles his thumbs
93 - You're toast. Spicy toast. Plus, the world's greatest billboard.
92 - Dan Carter resigns! Coopers everywhere blame missing hyphen.
91 - Wood/wooden, check. Wool/woollen, check. But cow/cowen?
90 - Octopuses? Octopi? Octopodes? (And does it matter?)
89 - You ordered hell? Will that be on wheels or in a handbasket?
88 - The subject that dare not speak its name
87 - Thebigbutnotsodauntingwhenyouunravelthemwordsissue
86 - Where's Fluffy? Anyone seen Fluffy? Fluffeeeeeee!!!
85 - Crepuscular birds and some silly signs.
84 - Gamut vs gambit. And the ultimate know-it-all's quiz.
83 - Blimey, I'm stymied! Plus free Aussie travel, right here!
81 - Bint, the world's greatest tv ad, the joys of sewing.
79 - Typhoid Mary's sad fate, and a puzzling but important sketch.
78 - Sharpen your writing skills and get $100 credit. And discover why Ms Goldberg's called Whoopi.
76 - The grumpy issue
75 - "Different from" or "different to"? And a word that's 3.5 hours long
74 - Planes, trains and different ways to die.
73 - If a wildflower isn't wild, is it still a wildflower?
72 - Big numbers with silly names. And a silly riddle.
71 - Why cleanliness is next to grossness
70 - Higgs, Halley, Vespucci and where nachos come from.
69 - Verse or versus? Let's ask Shakespeare!
68 - The 6000-year-old word, your pet walrus, teaching kids to speak proper.
67 - Gossip! Donald Duck! Word sponsorship!
66 - You specious little hyrax. -esque or -ish?
65 - Being hip, being British, and the funny thing about jazz.
64 - Dead pledges, Jamaican insults and how many chords is too many?
63 - broke
60 - youse
59 - Curse that curtilage
58 - Dilapidation and decimation, jots and tittles
57 - Grab yourself an iPad mini. Then read about the Catholic chicken.
56 - The, like, discourse particle issue. (And do linguists make jokes?).
55 - See ya round, Elmore Leonard.
54 - Seven words to drive you crazy.
53 - Alternate or alternative? PLUS: Drug abuse for slow talkers.
52 - War,tuxedos, Facebook circa 1939.
51 - Antonyms, Stephen Fry and yippee-ki-yay.
50 - Maven
49 - tick tock, stadiums v stadia, what the heck is shrift?
48 - epistolary lot
47 - idiot
46 - Noisome
45 - avocado
44 - skeuomorph
43 - apron
42 - sabotage
41 - non-sequitur
40 - Meatloaf
39 - toilet brushes provided
38 - crash blossoms blossom
37 - Gettysburg Address
35 - Ask not for whom the bell tolls . . .
34 - eroteme
33 - Nerd
32 - all hat and no cattle
31 - There but for the grace of God . . .
30 - Scuttlebutt
29 - apostrophe abuse
28 - the putative mood
27 - Inhume
26 - Links
25 - Trouble at t'board
24 - Only
23 - Bad Land
22 - Chiasmus
21 - Pardon the interruption
20 - Negotiating Alveolar Ridge
19 - When two worlds collide.
18 - The usefulness of dummies.
17 - Does punctuation matter?
16 - 'Who' or 'That'?
15 - A passive voice
14 - Been
13 - Procrastinate
12 - Bdelygmia
11 - Serendipity
10 - Dilemma
9 - Kludge
8 - The doubly redundant Kiwi
7 - Ye olde mispronunciation
6 - Frankly, my dear, hopefully is fine
5 - more on contrastive reduplication
4 - Do moo-moos eat salad salad?
3 - to '-ly or not to '-ly?
2 - "tis I, the twit
1 - the first FRC ever
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