Posted on January 23, 2023 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most writers have their own particular language pet peeves — sometimes subjective and other times objective. Nathan Bransford's is for...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Language, Writing advice

Posted on January 22, 2023 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Isn't there a saying that children and drunk people always tell the truth? We're of a mind to think that...

Categories: Today in Books

Posted on January 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oops — Dictionary.com's word of the year for 2022 slipped our notice! That honor was revealed as going to the...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Language

Posted on December 6, 2022 at 7:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It can be hard to keep on top of all the blogs and news sources that aim to help writers....

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on December 5, 2022 at 7:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Oxford English Dictionary's first-ever public vote for word of the year has resulted in a landslide victory. "Goblin mode"...

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on November 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster has released its word for the year: "gaslighting." Unlike in previous years (cough 2020 cough), there wasn't a particular...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on November 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s a new twist on the word-of-the-year announcements in 2022. This time, the Oxford English Dictionary's top word will be...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on November 21, 2022 at 3:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Those of you who love languages and history are in luck. El Pais reports that researchers believe they've found the...

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Tagged As: History, Language

Posted on November 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here's new fodder for small talk when you run out of weather and traffic commentary: the subject of the oldest...

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Tagged As: History, Language

Posted on September 9, 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