Running this Web site and its related activities costs me a substantial sum each year, which I don’t begrudge in the slightest. But it would be good to get some income to help defray costs, especially as they are rising as the site becomes continually more popular. I have set my face against ever allowing advertising on the site, nor do I ever intend to charge for the newsletter. However, there are ways you can help.
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My most recent book, Why is Q Always Followed by U?, features about 200 updated, enlarged and rewritten answers to the more popular questions visitors to this site have asked in the past decade. Before that came Gallimaufry, which is about words that are vanishing from the language. An earlier one, with the title Port Out, Starboard Home (in the USA Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds) debunks legends told and retold about the origins of puzzling words and phrases; it was for a while in the UK bestseller charts and continues to sell well.
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