Posted on 02/20/2019 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Every person, native or non-native, who has spoken or spelled in English has bemoaned what a strange language it is. We...

Tagged As: Just for fun, Language, Video

Posted on 02/17/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Language geeks, head over to the Atlas of Endangered Alphabets, stat! The website was created by a nonprofit called (uns...

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Posted on 02/07/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Benjamin Dreyer has spent nearly three decades in the copy-editing field, so unsurprisingly he has more than a few stron...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 02/01/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy birthday — or launch day — to the Oxford English Dictionary! On this day in 1884, according to Literar...

Categories: Today in Books

Posted on 12/23/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Christmas just came early for those passionate about punctuation. Grammar Girl discusses how to properly use a colon and...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 12/25/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Don’t call us Grinches, but we’re sharing a grammar podcast on Christmas Day. The episode in question addres...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 12/17/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2018 has been announced as “justice.” Driving its popularity wa...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Language

Posted on 12/12/2018 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If, unlike us, you didn’t have an international student friend to explain the difference between "i.e."...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 11/30/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Cambridge Dictionary asked the world to choose which new word best sums up 2018, and the people have spoken ... ......

Categories: Today in Books

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Posted on 11/28/2018 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest word of the year, as chosen by Dictionary.com, is “misinformation.” This gloomy choice keeps with...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Just for fun, Language