Pizzazz, or The Language of Memory

Utne Reader, April 2014

"You might not think about it much, but language and linguistics are all around you. And that’s precisely what author Katie Haegele illustrates in Slip of the Tongue (Microcosm Publishing, 2014). Whether it’s used to create art or simply to communicate, language is an integral part of the world we live in. Through interviews, research, and musings on today’s digital world Haegele breathes life into the contemporary state of the English language. The following excerpt, from “Either You Have It, or You Don’t,” links language and long-term memory with just one word: pizzazz."

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