Tyranny of I. E.

I. E., the ‘ie’ following ‘one’ and ‘self’ in onesie and selfie.

It stems from a culture of abbreviation, ‘app’ etc., a culture that mainly concerns one and self.

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About ejpollard

I was awarded my PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK in December 2013. My thesis explored the notions of origin and ellipsis in the writing of contemporary British novelist Hilary Mantel. I want this blog to express the ideas I have in and around my academic writing. View all posts by ejpollard

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