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

The Hidden Stories of African American English with Dr. Sonja Lanehart

994. This week, you'll learn about the rich linguistic history of African American English with Dr. Sonja Lanehart, an advisor... more

20 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
The art of punctuation and the charm of 'kerfuffle.' Nicing.

995. This week, we look at when to use parentheses, dashes, and commas and how the choice can change the... more

18 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Exploring the Language of 'Dune': An Interview with Kevin J. Anderson and Scott Brick

994. This week, I sat down with the prolific "Dune" author Kevin J. Anderson and the famed "Dune" narrator Scott... more

13 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
The power of sign language in 'Dune.' The words we use for dad. Chee

993. This week, we cover the strategic use of sign language by the Bene Gesserit in the 'Dune' movies, including... more

11 Jun 2024 · 16 minutes
The crossword craze — now and then — with Ben Zimmer

992. It's been 100 years since the crossword puzzle took America by storm in 1924. This week, Ben Zimmer tells... more

06 Jun 2024 · 27 minutes
From 'dog' to 'hot dog.' The 'audience of one' trick. More on the long S. Footbridge.

991. This week, we trace the origin and meaning of the word "dog," from its mysterious beginning to its current... more

04 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
Why is this a question? with Paul Anthony Jones

990. Have you ever wondered why English doesn't have gender like Spanish and French? Which languages are the hardest to... more

30 May 2024 · 29 minutes
What is a Word? Target moments.

989. What is a word? Does "that's" count as one word or two? In this excerpt from Paul Anthony Jones'... more

28 May 2024 · 18 minutes
How a special dictionary kept soldiers connected during WWII, with Peter Sokolowski

988. Peter Sokolowski, an editor at Merriam-Webster, goes through the fascinating history of the Armed Services Editions, a series of... more

23 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Why some sentences have double subjects. The story behind the old F-like letter S. Schwen schwen on dill.

987. This week, we look at why people sometimes double their subjects, writing sentences such as "John, he bought a... more

21 May 2024 · 16 minutes
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
The Hidden Stories of African American English with Dr. Sonja Lanehart
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing