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 03/17/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Before you drop an Irish word or phrase into your social media presence (or fiction) today, be sure to check...

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Posted on 02/25/2021 at 03:22 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some editing and revising tips are like a deep clean of your house, while others are a nice surface-clean. Today’s...

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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,...

Tagged As: BookRiot, Language

Posted on 02/16/2021 at 10:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Forming plurals correctly in your native language can be difficult enough for English speakers. And that isn’t counting the number...

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Tagged As: Language

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 02/09/2021 at 11:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As former journalists, we have no problem remembering that Associated Press style prefers “toward” versus “towards.” (On the flip side,...

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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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