Posted on 06/22/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Next time you hear someone dismiss a language debate with “oh, semantics,” consider showing them a recent ar...

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Posted on 06/05/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you don’t know what it means, chances are good you’ve heard someone toss around the phrase “da...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 05/31/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The New York Times headline, which we wish we’d written on our own, was “at a loss for words.” The sto...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 05/30/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Grammar geeks and word nerds have new fuel for their righteous fires. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has stated, for the rec...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 06/03/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Louise Hornby isn’t a fan of a blanket no-adverb rule (which we’ve certainly heard of). That said, she also...

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Tagged As: Language, Writing advice

Posted on 05/11/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you should use “snuck” or “sneaked” depends on a few factors, according to Grammar Girl....

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 05/03/2019 at 02:42 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Word nerds, rejoice: Grammar Girl is going deep into the weeds. An English teacher had sought Mignon Fogarty’s exp...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 05/05/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Once upon a time, a spoiler alert was truly something to heed, according to the Guardian. The word, after all, used to r...

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Posted on 05/04/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two grammar gurus — or gods, really — released books on language this year, providing the perfect opportunit...

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Posted on 05/02/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yowza — nearly 3,000 words have joined the Official Scrabble Words book. The book, released by Collins Dictionary...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language