Compiled by Arturo R. García
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter – it’s the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
– Mark Twain, author, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Seems to me I’m doing something constructive by simply eliminating a word that’s a clear barrier for many people.
– Dr. Alan Gribben, Twain scholar, Auburn University.
We’ve got our first official race flap of 2011—and it involves something published in 1884.
– Kai Wright, editorial director, Colorlines