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Bad Writing? It’s a Crime

You’ll get a good laugh (and some pretty good grammar lessons) out of Weird Al Yankovic’s new parody. Advertisements

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vocabulary Building and Twerking

Despite one’s feelings about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance, you gotta admit one thing. She taught the word “twerk” to million of people who previously might have merely called it “booty-shaking.” … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Writers, Will Robots Take Over Your Jobs?

Writers, beware. As if things aren’t tough enough for journalists, now robots are threatening to take over your jobs. Think of the advantages robots have over you and me. Robots … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

“We Don’t Need No Education” — Prof says good grammar and spelling are so last century.

  Why bother learning to spell? Your smartphone can do it for you. Good grammar? That may have been useful 100 years ago, but nowadays, no one cares. Believe it … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do Kids Write Right?

As an old fogie, I tend to believe that texts and technology are destroying the English language. I bemoan the use of “i” for “I”; I decry numerals such a … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

English Majors: Hold Your Heads High.

Confession time: I am a recovering English major. As a college student, I floated into the major. I liked to read. I liked to write. Math mystified me; business sounded … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pronunciation Problem? Eleven words you’re probably saying wrong.

Poor President George W. Bush. No matter how he tried, he stumbled over the word “nuclear.” Of course, he’s not alone with pronunciation problems. This Mental Floss article lists 11 … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

So You Think You Know Grammar? (Are you smarter than 116 editors and writers?)

Just when I was beginning to think that good writing was going to hell in a 140-character Tweet, an argument about apple trees has renewed my faith in the future … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bear With Me (in this Bare/Bear discussion)

I came across this cute explanation by Jack Ashby of when to use “bear” vs. “bare” and thought I’d share. Enjoy. (P.S. I strongly believe we all have the right … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are Dictionaries Dead?

“Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls.” That was one of the standard punch lines on the Rowan & Martin show. I was just a kid back then, so … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Do Words Still Matter?

Pop quiz: I laid down to take a nap. I lied down to take a nap.  Which sentence is correct? Do you know? Do you care? Is this a trick question? In … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 2 Comments
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