Posted on 04/18/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

William Shakespeare receives a lot of credit for his contributions not just to English literature, but to the language itself....

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Posted on 03/17/2021 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book nerds are also often word nerds, so we’ll take a quick St. Patrick’s Day detour to the world of...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 02/23/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is coming back this year! Organizers announced Monday that a modified version of the nearly...

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Posted on 02/23/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re so accustomed to calling ourselves bookworms that we never put much thought into the etymology of the word. Thankfully,...

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Posted on 02/10/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Tired of looking back in time? What if we do a dramatic rewind, all the way back to 1921, and...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 01/28/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster has added 520 words to its online dictionary. Unsurprisingly, that includes more coronavirus-related words, such as “long hauler,” in...

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Posted on 01/26/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A new dictionary launched online today: Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. The New York Times reports that the project has...

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Posted on 01/22/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re squeaking in one last word-of-the-year post while it’s still technically the first month of the new year. The Columbia...

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Posted on 12/05/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Guardian's David Shariatmadari has taken the Oxford English Dictionary approach to choosing a word of the year. Rather than...

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Posted on 12/01/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s perhaps fitting that in a year where many days feel the same, Dictionary.com chose the same word of the...

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