Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Talking About Words

  1. Marginal words

    Writing in the margins of books is wrong. Right?

  2. Woo-woo words

    You can do the cha-cha on a choo-choo to Walla Walla.

  3. Obsolete words

    Words like satrapy and spike-bozzle have style – even if they’re rarely used anymore.

  4. Good words

    John Updike’s words, from the simple to the extravagant, showed readers and language lovers how lovely English can be.

  5. Txt? omg!

    O English, how short are thy words?

  6. Elderspeak

    Hello, dear. How are we doing today?