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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8 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. Diane Jackson

    We would like to use your homophone example (http://www.glossophilia.org/wp-content/uploads/homophone.png in a video we are producing entitled ” Physicians guide to environmental odors”. We want to use it to show how odor receptors compare to how we use the 26 letters in the alphabet to make different words.
    You can visit our environmental odors webpage to see are content and other videos.
    Look forward to your reply

    Physicians guide to environmental odors

  3. alan williams


    I’d like to inquire if it’s possible to purchase advertising space on glossophilia.org.

    If there is any space available please let me know and we could discuss further details.

    Looking forward to your positive reply.

    Alan Williams

  4. 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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