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Language and its discontents

Dear Foreign Student, It was wholly a pleasure to get your letter asking for the definition of a word that mystified you in one of our editorials: bloviation. What the heck does that mean, you asked—in the politest way, of course, as befits a visitor. Sometimes the manners of foreigners put ours to shame here in the land of the free, the home of the brazen.

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  • Headline: Language and its discontents
  • Publication: Editorial, Pages 19 on 12/19/2012
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