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Eric Zorn: Change of Subject

When you want to say ‘often,’ no, it is not ‘t’ time

The “t” is silent in the word “often.” You know that, right? You don’t say “lis-ten” do you? I have many angry questions and a few answers in yet another language-related column.

The one in which I debated a law professor about flag burning The one in which I debated a law professor about flag burning

In July, 1998, I engaged in an e-mail debate with Stephen B Presser, the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History at Northwestern University School of Law, over the proposed Constitutional amendment to ban “desecration “of the American flag.  Presser and I had expressed opposing views on this topic in print–I had, in fact, quoted him invidiously in my column against thge amendment–and our disagreement spilled over into the e-mail exchange reproduced here. I really like this, which is why I’m exhuming it for your reading pleasure.

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