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The newsletter appears every Saturday. It is free.

Each issue includes an eclectic mixture of pieces that may focus on words in the news, new words, weird words, book reviews and answers to readers' questions as well as discussions and updates on previous issues. Subscribers read pieces a week before they are added to the website.

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