Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for English

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for English

671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour'

British versus American spelling. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube:...

Add to ... 

670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic?

What Is the Equinox? Is Irish the Same as Gaelic? | FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube:...

Add to ... 

669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms.

This week, we investigate the origin of "red tape" and other "red" idioms. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL...

Add to ... 

Add to ... 

Add to ... 

666 - Double Negatives.

In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, we talk about why double negatives aren't always wrong. You...

Add to ... 

665 - Language News Chat

Mignon and Neal talk about language influencing memory, OFOM, university language programs, and...

Add to ... 

664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves

New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Dreyer talks about his pet peeves, how he found his...

Add to ... 

663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad.

What does the "D" in "D-Day" mean? What makes a salad-salad different from a plain old salad?...

Add to ... 

662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again.

When to use "racket" and "racquet," never forget how to spell "bureaucracy" again, the origin of...

Add to ... 

661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone.

Mignon and Paula Brackston (author of "The Witch's Daughter" and "The Little Shop of Found...

Add to ... 

660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.

Why do people say "irregardless" and where do we get words like "sleuth," "red herring," and...

Add to ... 

659 - Normans, Ralls, and Voicemail

I want you to share your family's word stories, and I tell one of my own to get you started....

Add to ... 

658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'

It's a Super Bowl episode! Grammar Girl investigates how "wager" is related to "wed" and...

Add to ... 

658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'

It's a Super Bowl episode! Grammar Girl investigates how "wager" is related to "wed" and...

Add to ... 

657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'

This week, we figure out why you tip both your hat and your hand, and then we take a fascinating...

Add to ... 

656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’

This week, I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between the words “relapse” and...

Add to ... 

655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?

This week, we talk about the controversy over "a myriad of" and (clutch your pearls!) "myriads"...

Add to ... 

654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.'

This week, I give you a memory trick--based on an amazing story from history--for remembering the...

Add to ... 

653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.

This week, we learn the ins and outs of using an asterisk and talk about the many ways to keep a...

Add to ...