Posted on 09/09/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster has added 370 words to the dictionary. And of course, every single new addition isn't listed in the blog...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 08/29/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If a belief serves you, then we won't discourage you from holding it. For example, a few commenters on Joni...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/25/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here's, likely, a dream job for many Fussy followers: roving grammarian. But it wasn't one that Ellen Jovin found listed...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 07/22/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An upcoming project from Harvard University and Oxford University Press will document and celebrate the Black contribution to American English....

Categories: Today in Books

Posted on 07/20/2022 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

So you've come up with the perfect (or at least a tolerable) title for your book — hooray! But there's...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/14/2022 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's cliché among English speakers learning another language to exclaim how the process has taught them so much about English...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/08/2022 at 09:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

So often, when we think of verb tense in writing, we mostly think of making sure it's consistent throughout the...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/05/2022 at 08:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On our author newswire, we try to mostly pick pieces that seem to have a very broad appeal. But sometimes,...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 06/03/2022 at 02:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to Harini Logan, who won the first-ever spell-off at the Scripps National Spelling Bee to claim this year's title!...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Language

Posted on 06/03/2022 at 01:20 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It won't come as a surprise that prison officials in a US state are limiting inmates' reading material. But what,...

Categories: Today in Books