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Howard Richler

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Photo: 1998, Jean-Francois Berybe

Howard Richler was born in Montreal in 1948. He graduated from Concordia University in 1969, and for three decades thereafter he toiled in the steel industry, first at Richler Steel Corporation until 1992, and then from 1993 to 1998 at Leroux Steel. In 1992, he started writing his weekly Speaking of Language in the Books Section of the Montreal Gazette, highlighting idiosyncrasies of the English language. His books include The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes, Take My Words, A Bawdy Language, and Global Mother Tongue.

Books by Howard Richler

Wordplay Wordplay: Arranged & Deranged Wit

How-happy How Happy Became Homosexual: and Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts

Strange-bedfellows-web2 Strange Bedfellows

409 Global Mother Tongue

Haveaword Can I Have a Word With You

Bawdy Language, A

Take_words Take My Words

1895854490 Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes, The

English

Canadian

November 15, 1948

Montreal