Posted on 07/19/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mark the new workweek with new (well, new to Dictionary.com) words. In addition to its springtime update, Dictionary.com has added...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 07/13/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Concerns about linguistic extinction are, apparently, nothing new. Atlas Obscura recently shared the story of Valentin Vodnik, a Slovene priest...

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Tagged As: History, Language

Posted on 07/12/2021 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to Zaila Avant-garde, our 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion! The fourteen-year-old from Louisiana won with the word “Murraya,”...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 07/11/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary Hub has a gift to all bookworms and word nerds who aren’t sure what to discuss at the parties...

Posted on 06/09/2021 at 03:21 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Grammar has the power to make or break your writing. That’s why you need to be knowledgeable about important grammar...

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Tagged As: Editing, Language

Posted on 05/31/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If T-shirt weather hasn’t quite hit yet (or is in hiding today), it will surely arrive in your area soon....

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Posted on 05/31/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Memorial Day was created to honor the US military members who lost their lives serving their country. But because it...

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Posted on 05/29/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The era of texting isn’t the first time that punctuation marks have carried more significance than their prescribed meaning. As...

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Tagged As: Language, Literary Hub

Posted on 05/28/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most English students working on translating ancient Greek are using a dictionary written in Victorian times. As you might imagine,...

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on 05/27/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you’re writing a British character for a British audience, you know to choose such spellings as “favourite,” “colour,” and...

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