"It would break my heart to see the Weblish u replace good old English you in…I was going to say, in print. Can it be that the very word print is beginning to look quaint, even to me?" And so, Roy Blount Jr. begins the "U" section of his latest alphabet book, Alphabetter Juice or, The Joy of the Text, which reveals much about his approach to language—current yet nostalgic.
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Blount's evolving infatuation with words is a public and private matter. In each section and every ...
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