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How Do You Pronounce 'Tomato'? Why Is 'Chiropractic' Singular. Fish.

Dodany: 30 września 2021

In the world of great debates, there is one that has been long enduring and still keeps language prescriptivists awake at night: Is it "tom-ay-to" or "tom-ah-to"? Now, this may not seem as...

The Power of Very Specific Words, with Joel Schwartzberg

Dodany: 23 września 2021

The author of "The Language of Leadership," Joel Schwartzberg, explains how you can make small tweaks to your language to make a big difference in your influence.
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The Power of Very Specific Words, with Joel Schwartzberg

Dodany: 23 września 2021

The author of "The Language of Leadership," Joel Schwartzberg, explains how you can make small tweaks to your language to make a big difference in your influence. Subscribe to the newsletter for...

How to Really Talk Like a Pirate. When Do You Need a Comma Before 'Because'?

Dodany: 16 września 2021

Based on the history of who was sailing the high seas, it's a good bet pirates sounded a lot more multicultural than Ol’ Long John Silver would have us believe. We also discuss when you need a...

How to Really Talk Like a Pirate. When Do You Need a Comma Before 'Because'?

Dodany: 16 września 2021

Based on the history of who was sailing the high seas, it's a good bet pirates sounded a lot more multicultural than Ol’ Long John Silver would have us believe. We also discuss when you need a...

Why and When 'Very Unique' Is Wrong. Capitalizing 'Delta Variant' (or Not). Happy to You.

Dodany: 9 września 2021

Instead of grinding your teeth about "very unique," pat yourself on the back for recognizing a widespread case of lexical broadening. Plus, we talk about why some people capitalize "Delta variant"...

Why and When 'Very Unique' Is Wrong. Capitalizing 'Delta Variant' (or Not). Happy to You.

Dodany: 9 września 2021

Instead of grinding your teeth about "very unique," pat yourself on the back for recognizing a widespread case of lexical broadening. Plus, we talk about why some people capitalize "Delta variant"...

Naked Idioms. Short-Lived. Capitalizing Earth. Hector Protector.

Dodany: 2 września 2021

We naked apes have been making up sayings with the word "naked" for a long time. Plus, we talk about how to pronounce "short-lived" and when to capitalize "earth."
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Naked Idioms. Short-Lived. Capitalizing Earth. Hector Protector.

Dodany: 2 września 2021

We naked apes have been making up sayings with the word "naked" for a long time. Plus, we talk about how to pronounce "short-lived" and when to capitalize "earth." Subscribe to the newsletter for...

The Origin of 'Honeymoon.' 'Where' Versus 'In Which.' Fevesteter.

Dodany: 26 sierpnia 2021

What does getting married have to do with honey and the moon? What is tricky about the word "where"?
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The Origin of 'Honeymoon.' 'Where' Versus 'In Which.' Fevesteter.

Dodany: 26 sierpnia 2021

What does getting married have to do with honey and the moon? What is tricky about the word "where"? Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course....

Weird Words for Alcohol. Starting a Sentence with 'However.' Fam-ished.

Dodany: 19 sierpnia 2021

What does "Dutch courage" mean? And 10 other weird words for alcohol. Plus, the special thing you have to pay attention to when you start a sentence with "however."
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Weird Words for Alcohol. Starting a Sentence with 'However.'

Dodany: 19 sierpnia 2021

What does "Dutch courage" mean? And 10 other weird words for alcohol. Plus, the special thing you have to pay attention to when you start a sentence with "however." Subscribe to the newsletter for...

How Storytelling Makes a Difference (and How to Do It Well)

Dodany: 13 sierpnia 2021

As much as we'd like to believe that people are convinced by facts, years of cognitive research show that we are convinced by stories and emotions (and then we often find facts to support our...

How Storytelling Makes a Difference (and How to Do It Well)

Dodany: 13 sierpnia 2021

As much as we'd like to believe that people are convinced by facts, years of cognitive research show that we are convinced by stories and emotions (and then we often find facts to support our...

What's the Opposite of Deja Vu? Commas Between Adjectives

Dodany: 5 sierpnia 2021

You know about deja vu, but do you know about jemais vu, presque vu, deja lu, deja entendu, and deja reve? Plus, we help you figure out when to put commas between adjectives. It's tricky, but we...

What's the Opposite of Deja Vu? Commas Between Adjectives

Dodany: 5 sierpnia 2021

You know about deja vu, but do you know about jemais vu, presque vu, deja lu, deja entendu, and deja reve? Plus, we help you figure out when to put commas between adjectives. It's tricky, but we...

The Best Stories from 15 Years of Grammar Girl

Dodany: 29 lipca 2021

We've gone through a lot of stories and tips in 15 years—more than a thousand. Today, I picked a few of my favorites for you.
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The Best Stories from 15 Years of Grammar Girl

Dodany: 29 lipca 2021

We've gone through a lot of stories and tips in 15 years—more than a thousand. Today, I picked a few of my favorites for you. To sign up for my Advanced AP Style webinar, go to...

What the Two Spellings of Stationary/ery Have to Do with Booksellers. Why Pronunciations Change.

Dodany: 22 lipca 2021

"Stationary" and "stationery" have the same ultimate origin, but they evolved to have different meanings and one became tied to paper goods. Also, a recent survey in the UK highlighted...