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Susan Allenback — The Hometown Tourist

“Not long ago, Susan Allenback realized that, though born and bred in Maryland, she had never truly taken advantage of what the state has to offer, from the low country of the Eastern Shore to the area nicknamed “Little Switzerland” … Continue reading

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Power of One vs. Power of “Hon”

Writer (Bruce Goldfarb) to test Whiting’s legal right to trademark word “Good for him,” says President (Benn Ray) of Hampden merchants’ association By Jill Rosen (The Baltimore Messenger, 1/4/11) He’s calling it the first shot fired in The Battle of … Continue reading

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Gnomes R Us

Ornamental concrete. People come in and they want to dress up their yard… just a little touch here, a little touch there, but don’t overdo it. That … cheapens everything. —Pat Gulden, merchant “Gnomes R Us” excerpt from “People Like … Continue reading

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Dan Rodricks: You Don’t Own Me, Hon

Denise Whiting’s crass effort to control use of a Baltimore regionalism by Dan Rodricks (The Baltimore Sun, 12/11/2010) Anyone who ever had an inclination to do so should get all their family members sweatshirts or T-shirts invoking “Hon” in some … Continue reading

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