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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed... more

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'Ant' or 'Ahnt'? Capitalizing Cocktail Names. Archie Bunker.

What's up with the fancy-schmancy "ahnt" pronunciation of the word "aunt"? And why are the rules about capitalizing cocktail ... more

24 Jun 2022 · 15 minutes
The Many Meanings of 'Father.' How Watergate Changed English. Punim

"Father" as a word shows how we humans love to extend our metaphors. Did you know it was only relatively... more

17 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Demonyms: Why People from North Carolina Are Called Tar Heels. 'Healthy' Versus 'Healthful.' Sussies 3!

Are people from Liverpool really called "Liverpudlians"? Where does the name "Tar Heel" come from? We have the answers to... more

10 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
Are Wisdom Teeth Smart? Capitalizing Degree Names. Sussies 2

This week, we look at what makes wisdom teeth so smart, how to properly write the name of your degree,... more

03 Jun 2022 · 15 minutes
Whatever Happened to "Thou"?

Where’d "thou" go? And will it ever make a comeback?

27 May 2022 · 14 minutes
How Spellers Tackle the 'Dreaded Schwa'

You'll never view spellers in the bee asking questions the same way again after you learn about the schwa from... more

20 May 2022 · 17 minutes
Why "'Em" Isn't Short for "Them." The Subjunctive. Sussies.

When you say "Go get 'em!" you think that's short for "Go get them," but you're wrong! We look at... more

13 May 2022 · 15 minutes
Tomi Adeyemi: The Writing Life and Her New Writing Course.

With her book "Children of Blood and Bone" spending 120 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Tomi Adeyemi... more

06 May 2022 · 41 minutes
Scissors, Jeans, and Other Nouns That Are Always Plural. Flat Adverbs. Boteep.

Today, we'll talk about some weird nouns that are always plural, and then we'll go two-dimensional and talk about flat... more

28 Apr 2022 · 18 minutes
If earth looks like a blue marble, why is Earth Day associated with the color green? Also, 'funnest.'

The famous NASA "blue marble" image could have influenced people to make blue the color of environmentalism and Earth Day,... more

21 Apr 2022 · 14 minutes
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
'Ant' or 'Ahnt'? Capitalizing Cocktail Names. Archie Bunker.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing