Posted on 09/09/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster has added 370 words to the dictionary. And of course, every single new addition isn't listed in the blog...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 07/25/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here's, likely, a dream job for many Fussy followers: roving grammarian. But it wasn't one that Ellen Jovin found listed...

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Posted on 07/22/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An upcoming project from Harvard University and Oxford University Press will document and celebrate the Black contribution to American English....

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Posted on 06/03/2022 at 02:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to Harini Logan, who won the first-ever spell-off at the Scripps National Spelling Bee to claim this year's title!...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 06/03/2022 at 01:20 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It won't come as a surprise that prison officials in a US state are limiting inmates' reading material. But what,...

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Posted on 06/02/2022 at 09:42 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Scripps National Spelling Bee never seemed like a relaxing, low-key event. But the Associated Press reports that this year's...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 01/18/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Start your day off with ... some gloomy news about British kids. Oxford University Press researchers surveyed more than 8,000...

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on 01/16/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We trust that many of you have been lucky enough to encounter words in other languages that don't have a...

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Tagged As: Language, Literary Hub

Posted on 01/10/2022 at 10:27 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We thought we were done sharing word-of-the-year lists — but we were wrong. In our defense, though, the American Dialect...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 11/30/2021 at 08:20 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2021 has been full of surprises, some of them good, others … not so much. So here’s something completely unsurprising...

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