Posted on 11/30/2021 at 11:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest continues to do its best to help authors keep commonly mixed-up words straight. The latest installments in that...

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Posted on 11/30/2021 at 08:20 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2021 has been full of surprises, some of them good, others … not so much. So here’s something completely unsurprising...

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Posted on 11/24/2021 at 08:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might not understand what it means, still, but it’s the word of the year: “NFT.” Collins Dictionary announced that...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 11/10/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You won’t become fluent in Old English from a new book about the language. But that’s not the author’s aim....

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on 11/01/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways large and small, and among the latter type was the lack of...

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Posted on 10/31/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Both of these words might strike fear into your heart and elicit more than a few gasps. However, “exercise” and...

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Posted on 10/29/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s a real Halloween treat for word nerds: the addition of 455 words to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. As usual, the...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 10/11/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Coverage of the new Grapes of Wrath edition — which replicates John Steinbeck’s manuscript exactly — brought new attention to...

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Posted on 09/19/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Credit for the first use of an emoticon (remember those pre-emoji days?) typically goes to Dr. Scott Fahlman, a professor...

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Posted on 09/07/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Labor Day is in the books, meaning we suspect most US schools are back in session. And we’d hate to...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language