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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

Tracing the origins of Miami's new English. Why it's not a 'gumballs' machine. Embassy Sweets.

969. From "wolkenkratzer" in German to "flea market" in English, direct translations called calques show how languages borrow from each... more

20 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

968. We explain why Taylor Swift's album title doesn't need an apostrophe and how the preposition "in" signals passion.

13 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
'A' versus 'an.' 'Larruping' rides again. Euonyms. Flavoring.

967. Should you say "a honor" or "an honor"? It's trickier than you think! We explore why articles depend on... more

06 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
From 'hwhat' to 'what': Tracing a letter's disappearing act. Barkhouse.

966. We explore the rise and fall of the letter H: Debates over its name ("haitch" or "aitch"?) and why... more

30 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The listener show! (canceled, think, lettuce, funnily, episode numbers, at about, mangos, musgos)

965. It's a listener question extravaganza! I answer your questions about "canceled," "another think/thing coming," zero plurals such as "fish,"... more

23 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Technology changes how we write. Who was the first Goody Two Shoes?

964. From Nietzsche's writing ball to word processors and beyond, we look at how technology can change the way people... more

16 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
More than fluff: Understanding 'needless' words. Larruping. Chicken surprise.

963. Strunk and White said to omit needless words, but sometimes "redundant" words can serve a meaningful purpose. Plus, we... more

09 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
The psychology (and language) of time. Commas are like people on the subway. Fox chores.

962. We explore why phrases like "time flies" and "fast approaching" reveal deeper perspectives on time — is it us... more

02 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
A rizzy word-of-the-year chat (with Jess Zafarris)

961. Prompting, hallucinating, and more! Jess Zafarris, author of "Words from Hell," joins me for a word-of-the-year chat. Hang out... more

26 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Why English has silent letters. Dayjamas.

960. Some English letters are seen but not heard. In fact, more than half the letters in our alphabet are... more

26 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Tracing the origins of Miami's new English. Why it's not a 'gumballs' machine. Embassy Sweets.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing