Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for English

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for English

768 - Why Aren't We 'Whelmed'? And Cabin 'Fever,' Anyone?

We know we can be overwhelmed. Why aren't we ever just whelmed? Also, maybe it was having...

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767 - The semicolon is so much more interesting than you imagine

From 19th century grammatical duels to modern day suicide prevention campaigns, the semicolon has...

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766 - 'Flaunt' and 'Flout.' 'Band Together.'

The word "flaunt" and "flute" are strangely related (flue of shame, anyone?),...

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765 - Say No to Marshall Law. How 'Vaccine' Is Related to 'Cow.'

Why you could be forgiven for (briefly) getting excited about "Marshall Law." Plus, the...

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764. Skeleton Crew. Hunker Down. Uncharted. Existential.

Times are terrible, but no matter what is happening, we will always have interesting words and...

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762 - How to Pronounce 'Celtic.' 'Whiskey' or 'Whisky'?

Sports fans say "Seltik." Historians say "Keltik." Here's the deal. Plus,...

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761 - Why It's Called 'Daylight Saving Time.' The Origin of the Word 'Woman.'

We're moving our clocks forward this weekend, but do you know why we call it "daylight...

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757 - The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?

757 - The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?

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757 - The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?

757 - The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?

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