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Item: The word of the week, if you missed it yesterday, is philtrum. You may not have been aware that you have one.
Item: This work week culminates Friday in National Grammar Day. The pulse-pounding conclusion to “Grammarnoir 3: The wages of syntax” is only one of the events to mark the day. Check out others here.
Item: Don’t tell me that your outrage is spent over the cancellation of the “On Language” column by The New York Times. “Johnson,” the language blog of The Economist, has weighed in on the scandal, and there are hints that The Times may be rethinking the decision. Give them a push.