About & Contact

Glossophilia is dedicated to discussing, celebrating, dissecting, protecting, ranting and raving about the English language in all its usage and abusage.

Louise Barder is a dual British-American citizen who has enjoyed a career in the classical music business — as an editor, and in the areas of journalism, publishing, record- and CD-production, and public relations — on both sides of the Atlantic.  So some of this blog has a classical musical twist.

“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” — Tom Stoppard

“It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.” — Robert Southey

To contact Louise, please email Glossophiliagirl at gmail dot com

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6 thoughts on “About & Contact

    1. Louise

      Thanks Jeff! And so sorry not to have seen your comment until now … I somehow missed it. Please say hi to Harriet from me. Cheers,

  1. David

    Am I being a pedantic old git in objecting to “ask” as a noun, as in “a big ask”? Thankfully, I have yet to see this in written or electronic communication, but it has become common in the broadcast media. John Humphreys is a constant offender.

  2. David Kelley

    Louise, we have a mutual friend in Jackie Wildau, who put me on to your site.
    Your “Novemberish” post reminds me of an old curse: “May your life be one long, cold November rain.”
    That said, I kind of like November weather….


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