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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.

Nov 11, 2019 00:15:26

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People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!

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738 - Can a Boy Raised by Wolves Learn to Speak Human Language? It Depends.

Nov 7, 2019 00:15:39

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The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.

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737 - Curtis Chen: Using NaNoWriMo to Kickstart Your Novel

Nov 4, 2019 00:35:11

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How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.

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736 - Ghastly Words for Ghosts. Quid pro Quo.

Oct 31, 2019 00:17:11

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In honor of Halloween, we look at ghastly words for ghosts. Also, people have been asking how to properly use the phrase "quid pro quo," so we have the answer. (Do you know the plural?)

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735 - Dave Itzkoff on Writing a Biography of Robin Williams

Oct 28, 2019 00:35:59

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734 - Ghost Words

Oct 24, 2019 00:12:37

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In honor of Halloween, we talk about ghost words such as "phantomnation," "gravy," "twill," and more. Words that shouldn't exist.

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733 - Why People Hate Words Like 'Moist'

Oct 21, 2019 00:25:34

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When people have a negative physical reaction to a specific word, it's called word aversion (not misophonia as some people mistakenly presume). "Moist," "pustule," and "panties" are just a few of the words that come up over and over. In this episode, I talk with a psychologist to see what we know about these kinds of feelings.

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732 - How to Write a Conclusion. ‘Rebut’ or ‘Refute’?

Oct 17, 2019 00:10:55

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Writing a conclusion can be the hardest part of writing an essay. We have help! Also, a listener asked me to explain the difference between "rebut" and "refute."

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731 - Compound Possession. 'Friday' or 'On Friday'?

Oct 14, 2019 00:13:56

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In this show, we answer two listener questions: 1. Should you write about "Bill and Ted's trip" or "Bill's and Ted's trip"? 2. Should you say you'll listen "Tuesday" or "on Tuesday"?

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730 - Turning a Podcast into a Novel: 'The Bright Sessions' to 'The Infinite Noise'

Oct 10, 2019 00:33:51

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Lauren Shippen, the creator of one of my new favorite audio dramas, "The Bright Sessions," talks about turning a podcast into a novel and about going from working alone to working on multiple projects and managing whole teams.

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729 - Making Words That End in Y Plural.'Primer' Pronunciation.

Oct 7, 2019 00:12:05

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If you've ever wondered why "primer" is sometimes pronounced "primmer," this show is for you! We also talk about why you make words that end in Y plural in different ways.

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728 - How English Words Came Into French After World War II

Oct 3, 2019 00:18:59

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French authorities tried to keep English out of their language, but “tank,” “bulldozer,” and “jeep” got the ball rolling, and it kept going from there.

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727 - The Quirky Australian 'Crime' Tense. 'Hopefully.'

Sep 30, 2019 00:17:19

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A listener asked why Australians use the present perfect tense in a way you won't hear in British or American English. You'll often hear it in crime reports or on the radio. Also, we look at a slightly controversial use of the word "hopefully."

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726 - A Cup of Joe. ‘Smokey’ and ‘Smoky.’

Sep 26, 2019 00:14:03

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In honor of National Coffee Day, we talk about the origin of coffee and all its nicknames. Plus, I'll help you remember the difference between "smoky" and "smokey" with a little help from Smokey Bear.

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725 - Interviewing, Story Structure, and Writing Tools with Jonathan Small

Sep 23, 2019 00:38:48

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If you've ever been nervous before interviewing someone, struggled to write a good lede, or just want to get some tips on handy tools for writers, this interview with Jonathan Small is for you.

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724 - Why Esperanto Is an Amazing Language. 'Fall' or 'Autumn'?

Sep 19, 2019 00:13:18

Description:

Created on purpose and easy to learn, Esperanto will amaze you. Once you learn the origin of "fall," you'll look at trees in a whole new way.

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723 - Grammar Girl #723. Tips for Fact Checking. Why We Use the Term 'Watershed Moment.'

Sep 16, 2019 00:13:49

Description:

Learn from our fact checking tips that come from years of experience. Also, we answer a listener question about why we call something a "watershed moment."

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722 - 'Math' or 'Maths'? Irregular Verbs.

Sep 12, 2019 00:16:51

Description:

Have you ever wondered why the British say "maths" and "in hospital" and Americans say "math" and "in the hospital"? We have some answers. Also, we look at why the most common verbs tend to be irregular. 

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721 - Verbing Nouns. 'It Is I' or 'It Is Me'?

Sep 9, 2019 00:14:05

Description:

Alan wonders what to think about his co-workers "solutioning" problems. Also, we investigate whether you should tell people "It is I" or "It is me."

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PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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720 - Getting Your Tricky Conditionals Right. Wheelhouse.

Sep 5, 2019 00:17:00

Description:

We think there are better ways to talk about conditionals (such as "If Squiggly knew the answer...") than to use the vague terms first, second, and third conditionals. Also we look at why people talk about things being "in their wheelhouse." 

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PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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719 - Why 'Literally' Doesn't Mean 'Literally' Anymore. Video Games for Language Learning.

Sep 2, 2019 00:18:58

Description:

If you hate how people misuse words like "literally" and "awesome," at least you can learn that there's a name for that kind of misuse: semantic bleaching. Also, have you ever considered using World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy XIV to learn a language? Research says maybe you should!

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718 - Writing Scripts and Speeches. Ask and Aks.

Aug 29, 2019 00:16:43

Description:

Writing for speech is different from writing for print. The "aks" pronunciation for "ask" has a nearly 1000-year history.

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717 - Words that Sound Funny

Aug 26, 2019 00:14:13

Description:

Use these tricks to get a laugh.

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716 - What's Up With Words That Are Spelled the Same but Sound Different?

Aug 23, 2019 00:13:54

Description:

SUS-pect and sus-PECT. IN-valid and in-VALID. English is filled with words that are spelled the same but sound different. We dug in and found a few interesting reasons.

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715 - POV. Plus 'Tinderella,' 'phubbing,' and more words at the intersection of relationships and technology.

Aug 19, 2019 00:16:52

Description:

We rock. You rock. They rock. Understanding point of view in fiction. "Tinderella," "phubbing," and more words at the intersection of relationships and technology.

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714 - Eponyms: Cardigan, Dunce, Quisling, and More.

Aug 16, 2019 00:18:56

Description:

Some words get their names from people, and when they do, the stories are usually fascinating.

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713 - More Apostrophe Mayhem. Dyslexia Writing Tips

Aug 12, 2019 00:18:51

Description:

One of the most common questions I get is how to make a word like "Kansas" possessive. There isn't a right or wrong answer, but I can help you decide which is best for you. Also, we have tips on how to make your work easier to read for people with dyslexia.

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712 - Apostrophe Catastrophe. What (or Who) Is a Cipher?

Aug 8, 2019 00:17:27

Description:

It's not your fault apostrophes are confusing. We have help. Also, I called someone a "cipher," and my husband didn't know what that meant.

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711 - Misheard Song Lyrics and Eggcorns. The Ampersand.

Aug 5, 2019 00:25:23

Description:

When you mishear song lyrics, the resulting (often funny) error is called a mondegreen. We have the story about why and the run-down on similar funny errors. Also, did you know the ampersand used to be the last "letter" in the alphabet?

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710 - Vacay. Why Some People Call Green Peppers 'Mangoes'

Aug 1, 2019 00:14:42

Description:

It's time to take off, and we have 10 words to describe it. Also, we dig in to an interesting mystery: Why some people call green peppers "mangoes."

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709 - Surprise! The History of Semicolons Is Exciting.

Jul 29, 2019 00:31:45

Description:

I talked with Cecelia Watson, author of the new book "Semicolon" about how grammar writers in the 1800s became fabulously wealthy, struggled to create rules, and had vicious arguments; and we talked about how researching the book changed her approach to teaching writing and a whole bunch more.

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708 - Why Alcohol Is 'Hard.' 'Phenomena' or 'Phenomenon'?

Jul 25, 2019 00:14:28

Description:

A listener asked why we call some kinds of alcohol hard drinks and spirits, so we found the answer! Also, I'll help you remember the difference between "phenomenon" and "phenomena."

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707 - How and Why the Internet Is Changing Language

Jul 22, 2019 00:32:27

Description:

Gretchen McCulloch studies how people use language on the internet, and today we talked about her new book, "Because Internet." I bet you'll recognize yourself or your friends in her insights. I did!

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706 - Sometimes It's Not a Bad Idea to Dumb Down Your Language.

Jul 18, 2019 00:12:08

Description:

Why sometimes it's not a bad idea to dumb down your language.

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705 - 'Blue Collar,' 'Bluestocking,' and 'the Blue Hair Brigade.' 'Oral' Versus 'Verbal.'

Jul 16, 2019 00:14:47

Description:

We talk about the origins of the phrases "blue collar," "bluestocking," and "blue hair," and discuss whether you should follow a rule you may not have even heard before: Don't use "verbal" to mean "spoken."

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704 - Present Tense When Writing About Fiction. The Poop Emoji and Eggcorns.

Jul 11, 2019 00:10:40

Description:

If you're writing about fiction, especially time-shifting fiction, it can be tricky figuring out whether to use present tense or past tense. We have help! Also, I answer a listener question about a funny mix up about the poop emoji.

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703 - Why There Are 9 Different Ways to Pronounce the Letter T

Jul 8, 2019 00:25:00

Description:

We count nine different allophones of the letter T. Odds are good you'll recognize them all (and some of them may annoy you).

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702 - ‘All of a Sudden’ or ‘All of the Sudden’? ‘Baited’ or ‘Bated’ Breath?

Jul 4, 2019 00:10:56

Description:

I had a listener insist the wrong way of saying "suddenly" was right, so I had to look into it. Also, I'll help you spell "bated breath" properly (and explain why it looks so weird).

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701 - ‘Biweekly’ or ‘Semiweekly’? ‘Foward' and ‘Forward.’

Jul 1, 2019 00:11:06

Description:

Today I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between “biweekly” and “semiweekly,” and I respond to a listener question about why I pronounce “forward” without the R.

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700 - When to Capitalize 'Google.' Why Zero is 'Love' in Tennis.

Jun 27, 2019 00:11:03

Description:

Today I answer a listener question about how to write "Google" when you use it as a verb, and we talk about the strange scoring system in tennis. Wimbledon is upon us! 

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699 - When to Capitalize Computer Terms. StetWalk

Jun 24, 2019 00:08:06

Description:

Today I answer listener questions about how to write about a Word document, a PDF file, or a zip file. And learn how to play along with #StetWalk!

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698 - 'Subpoena.' When To Capitalize 'The' in Titles.

Jun 20, 2019 00:06:37

Description:

I could never remember how to spell "subpoena" until I came up with a memory trick! Also, we go over the tricky cases of when to capitalize the word "the" in titles such as The New York Times and The Chicago Manual of Style. Sometimes you do, and sometimes you don't.

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697 - What Anyone Can Learn From the College Essay Process

Jun 17, 2019 00:28:37

Description:

Even if you're not applying to college right now, the format of the college essay has a lot to teach about writing and self-reflection. A college essay can be an exploratory journey that ends up being about much more than getting into college. College Essay Guy, Ethan Sawyer, talks about how he helps students find their story.

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696 - Hyphens in Ages. The Emphatic 'This.'

Jun 13, 2019 00:09:11

Description:

We talk about when to use (and not use) hyphens in ages, and when it's OK to say, "I listen to THIS podcast that covers language" instead of "I listen to A podcast that covers language."

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695 - 'Armageddon' or 'Apocalypse'? Numbers in Dialogue.

Jun 10, 2019 00:13:58

Description:

Watching the new show "Good Omens," we started wondering about the difference between Armageddon and the apocalypse. Also after helping a friend with an editing dispute about numbers in dialogue, we wanted to pass on some advice about style guides and editing.

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694 - Country Names and “The”: The Ukraine or Ukraine. Theater Idioms.

Jun 6, 2019 00:16:30

Description:

You used to hear people say "the Ukraine," but now it's just "Ukraine." We know why! Plus, in honor of the Tony Awards, we talk about idioms from the theater.

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693 - What's Wrong with Saying Something Is 'Very Unique'?

Jun 4, 2019 00:19:44

Description:

What's wrong with saying something is "very unique"? Plus, autological words like "longer."

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692 - Godzilla, Cryptids, and Dilemma Comments.

May 30, 2019 00:11:28

Description:

Merriam-Webster added the word “cryptid” to its dictionary, and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is hitting theaters, so it seemed like a good time to talk about a few monster words and to answer an important question: Is Godzilla a cryptid?

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691 - BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

May 27, 2019 00:02:53

Description:

Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world—one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! is out NOW—find it in your favorite podcast app.

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690 - The Spelling Bee Kids

May 23, 2019 00:22:46

Description:

The author of "Beeline" reveals where those funny example sentences come from in the spelling bee and what the success of young spellers can tell us about Generation Z.

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689 - More or most? Majority or plurality? The many (how many?) ways to describe amounts.

May 20, 2019 00:09:05

Description:

How many do you need for a "majority." When "a couple" isn't two. And more.

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688 - Dangling Participles

May 16, 2019 00:09:38

Description:

What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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687 - What It's Like to Be a Book Editor and Translator

May 13, 2019 00:17:44

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Palgrave Macmillan executive editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard is from Denmark and also works as a translator.

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686 - The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.

May 9, 2019 00:16:42

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The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.

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685 - How to Find Work as a Freelance Writer. Adventure.

May 6, 2019 00:18:23

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Tips for new graduates or anyone who is trying to get started as a freelance writer. Plus, the adventurous origin of the word "adventure."

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684 - ‘Unquote’ or ‘End Quote’? Cinco de Mayo. Horse Idioms.

May 2, 2019 00:14:00

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Today we have a couple of fun, timely segments (Cinco de Mayo! The Kentucky Derby!) and we answer a listener question about whether Grammar Girl is misspeaking.

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683 - ‘So’ and ‘So That’: What Type of Conjunction Are They?

Apr 29, 2019 00:24:16

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‘So’ and ‘So That’: Coordinating or Subordinating Conjunction? 

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682 - Do You Drop Your T's? 'Sneaked' and 'Snuck.'

Apr 25, 2019 00:17:27

Description:

Young women are leading language change again! This time, it's dropping T's in words like "Vermont" and "important." Also, we look at how "snuck" is sneaking up on "sneaked."

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681 - 'The Dictionary of Difficult Words,' an Interview with Jane Solomon

Apr 22, 2019 00:35:11

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Doppelganger, estival, and funambulist. Jane Solomon shares the story behind her new book, "The Dictionary of Difficult Words." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl |Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Song Salad Podcast | http://calm.com/grammar | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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680 - Wakandan, Groot, and Other Languages of the Marvel Universe. Easter and Passover.

Apr 18, 2019 00:16:38

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Wakandan, Groot, and more. The movies in the Marvel universe are filled with interesting real and made-up languages. Plus, did you know Easter and Passover are linguistically related? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://bona.com/grammar | http://stamps.com code:GRAMMAR | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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679 - Brussels sprouts? Scotch eggs? Swedish meatballs? Which food names can you trust?

Apr 15, 2019 00:16:26

Description:

678 - Moolah, Clams, and Scratch. God, Godsend, and Godfather.

Apr 11, 2019 00:18:03

Description:

BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads

Apr 8, 2019 00:04:25

Description:

676 - The Language of 'Game of Thrones'

Apr 4, 2019 00:13:42

Description:

675 - Why Verbs Like 'Witness' Are Weird

Apr 1, 2019 00:18:05

Description:

674 - How You Can Benefit Year-Round from NaNoWriMo

Mar 28, 2019 00:20:24

Description:

673 - Schwa-ify This! Scrabble Stories

Mar 25, 2019 00:16:03

Description:

672 - How a Semicolon Brought Two Writers Together

Mar 21, 2019 00:23:59

Description:

671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour'

Mar 18, 2019 00:07:46

Description:

670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic?

Mar 14, 2019 00:16:01

Description:

669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms.

Mar 11, 2019 00:12:31

Description:

668 - What's Wrong with 'These Ones'? Faith and Begorrah, We Have Irish Phrases for St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 7, 2019 00:14:19

Description:

667 - Why ducks say "quack-quack" in English but "ga-ga" in Japanese.

Mar 4, 2019 00:09:28

Description:

666 - Double Negatives.

Feb 28, 2019 00:11:44

Description:

665 - Language News Chat

Feb 25, 2019 00:35:51

Description:

664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves

Feb 21, 2019 00:38:17

Description:

663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad.

Feb 18, 2019 00:14:52

Description:

662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again.

Feb 14, 2019 00:18:48

Description:

661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone.

Feb 11, 2019 00:23:54

Description:

660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.

Feb 7, 2019 00:18:32

Description:

659 - Normans, Ralls, and Voicemail

Feb 4, 2019 00:03:48

Description:

658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'

Jan 31, 2019 00:15:04

Description:

657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'

Jan 24, 2019 00:19:53

Description:

656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’

Jan 17, 2019 00:13:22

Description:

655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?

Jan 10, 2019 00:13:02

Description:

654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.'

Jan 3, 2019 00:17:53

Description:

653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.

Dec 27, 2018 00:12:31

Description:

652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.

Dec 20, 2018 00:12:10

Description:

651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons.

Dec 13, 2018 00:12:56

Description:

650 - 'Wreaked' or 'Wrought'? 'Crescendo.' Could We Understand Aliens?

Dec 6, 2018 00:15:29

Description:

649 - 'Ado' or 'Adieu'? Pronouns and Antecedents

Nov 29, 2018 00:15:42

Description:

648 - Does Your Language Influence How You Think?

Nov 22, 2018 00:24:31

Description:

647 - Pronoun Order. ‘Flier’ or ‘Flyer.’ The Plural of ‘Mouse.’

Nov 15, 2018 00:13:04

Description:

646 - 'Blond' or 'Blonde'? How 'Trolloping' Became a Word.

Nov 8, 2018 00:16:17

Description:

645 - Interview with New York Times bestselling author Courtney Summers

Nov 1, 2018 00:17:28

Description:

644 - 'Sit' or 'Set'? Monster Names.

Oct 25, 2018 00:09:24

Description:

643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’?

Oct 18, 2018 00:14:15

Description:

642 - 'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers.

Oct 11, 2018 00:15:54

Description:

641 - 'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’

Oct 4, 2018 00:17:37

Description:

640 - Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (Middle Voice)

Sep 27, 2018 00:19:10

Description:

639 - Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck.

Sep 20, 2018 00:10:32

Description:

638 - 'None.' How Pirates Talked.

Sep 13, 2018 00:12:15

Description:

637 - ‘MacGyver.’ ‘Semicolons.’

Sep 6, 2018 00:10:37

Description:

636 - 'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns.

Aug 30, 2018 00:16:46

Description:

635 - 'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects.

Aug 24, 2018 00:13:52

Description:

634 - 'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs.

Aug 16, 2018 00:09:14

Description:

BONUS: Words for Color

Aug 14, 2018 00:11:17

Description:

633 - Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.

Aug 9, 2018 00:15:44

Description:

632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'

Aug 2, 2018 00:13:34

Description:

631 - Anniversaries. Conversate.

Jul 26, 2018 00:15:11

Description:

630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!

Jul 20, 2018 00:13:15

Description:

629 - 'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day.

Jul 13, 2018 00:13:06

Description:

628 - Why 'Bag' and 'Beg' Sound the same to some people? Does 'Texas' Mean 'Crazy'?

Jul 6, 2018 00:14:24

Description:

627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?

Jun 29, 2018 00:13:01

Description:

626 - ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?

Jun 22, 2018 00:10:09

Description:

625 - ‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note

Jun 14, 2018 00:15:15

Description:

624 - ‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee?

Jun 7, 2018 00:12:11

Description:

623 - 'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview.

May 31, 2018 00:20:06

Description:

622 - Is a Troop One Person or a Group? Repetition

May 24, 2018 00:15:50

Description:

621 - ‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons.

May 17, 2018 00:11:21

Description:

620 - When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums.

May 10, 2018 00:16:41

Description:

619 - Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.

May 3, 2018 00:13:22

Description:

618 - Jazz and Thunder. Say Your Piece (or Peace)?

Apr 26, 2018 00:13:21

Description:

617 - 'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.'

Apr 19, 2018 00:12:14

Description:

616 - The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale.

Apr 12, 2018 00:20:43

Description:

615 - Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters.

Apr 5, 2018 00:18:46

Description:

614 - Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation.

Mar 29, 2018 00:16:08

Description:

613 - Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon)

Mar 22, 2018 00:29:57

Description:

612 - The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'?

Mar 16, 2018 00:20:55

Description:

611 - Pudding. "There Are" Sentences. Winning Limerick

Mar 9, 2018 00:13:48

Description:

610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.

Mar 2, 2018 00:14:32

Description:

609 - Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally.

Feb 23, 2018 00:13:53

Description:

608 - Dilly Dilly. How Many Prepositions Can You Put in a Row?

Feb 16, 2018 00:15:44

Description:

607 - Brainstorming. Call Out Sick? Synesis.

Feb 9, 2018 00:14:49

Description:

606 - Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words.

Feb 2, 2018 00:13:25

Description:

605 - A Homophone Error at the SAG Awards. Lectern or Podium? Capitalizing Award Names

Jan 26, 2018 00:13:48

Description:

BONUS: Introducing Launch

Jan 22, 2018 00:14:38

Description:

604 - Origin of 'Gerrymandering.' Is 'Data' Singular or Plural?

Jan 19, 2018 00:11:21

Description:

603 - Words of the Year, Why You Shouldn't Use 'Eskimo,' 'Canon' or 'Cannon'?

Jan 12, 2018 00:15:29

Description:

602 - I'm Chuffed.

Jan 5, 2018 00:05:15

Description:

601 - "Based In" or "Based Out Of"? Omitting "That"

Dec 29, 2017 00:17:53

Description:

600 - How to Pronounce 'Caramel.' Sports Idioms

Dec 22, 2017 00:11:00

Description:

599 - Delicious English Words (Chocolate, Guacamole) with Aztec Roots

Dec 15, 2017 00:10:43

Description:

598 - Gifting and Regifting. Take a Decision.

Dec 8, 2017 00:11:02

Description:

597 - Eskimo Words for Snow. Write a Book!

Dec 1, 2017 00:18:13

Description:

596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."

Nov 24, 2017 00:16:57

Description:

595 - 'Side' Words. What Is a Bailiwick?

Nov 17, 2017 00:12:40

Description:

594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too.

Nov 10, 2017 00:18:38

Description:

593 - The Origin of English: Proto-Indo-European.

Nov 3, 2017 00:18:51

Description:

592 - "Sofa" or "Couch"? "Skeleton" Idioms.

Oct 27, 2017 00:14:48

Description:

591 - "Cannot" or "Can Not"? "Dead" Idioms.

Oct 20, 2017 00:14:22

Description:

590 - How to Write an Apology

Oct 13, 2017 00:10:27

Description:

589 - The "Ruth's Chris" Apostrophe. Thingamajigs.

Oct 6, 2017 00:13:36

Description:

588 - Why People Mimic Accents. Why People "Have Your Six."

Sep 29, 2017 00:13:00

Description:

587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas

Sep 22, 2017 00:13:26

Description:

586 - UK and US English. Bad or Badly?

Sep 15, 2017 00:17:57

Description:

585 GG. Rainy Idioms. "Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As"

Sep 8, 2017 00:14:31

Description:

584 GG. Pipe Dream. Comma Before a Quotation.

Sep 1, 2017 00:13:47

Description:

583 GG Important or Importantly? Time Traveler Words

Aug 25, 2017 00:08:31

Description:

582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar Nazi

Aug 18, 2017 00:14:16

Description:

581 GG. Riffle and Rifle. Worcestershire Sauce.

Aug 11, 2017 00:10:27

Description:

580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The...

Aug 4, 2017 00:15:01

Description:

579 GG Language Games. Jerry-Built. And Female Juniors

Jul 28, 2017 00:09:02

Description:

578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology

Jul 21, 2017 00:09:53

Description:

577 GG The Trump Jr. Punctuation Kerfuffle. Generation Names.

Jul 14, 2017 00:12:18

Description:

576 GG Critique or Criticize? Games Like Pig Latin

Jul 7, 2017 00:12:55

Description:

575 GG Gestures. Elbow Grease. Capitalizing Directions.

Jun 30, 2017 00:16:08

Description:

574 GG Commas with Transition Words. Double Whammy.

Jun 23, 2017 00:09:21

Description:

573 GG Until, Till, and 'Til. Dad Jokes.

Jun 16, 2017 00:14:12

Description:

572 GG Themself. Comma Splices.

Jun 9, 2017 00:14:23

Description:

571 GG Lego or Legos? Why English Spelling Reform Is Doomed.

Jun 2, 2017 00:26:24

Description:

570 GG Burned or Burnt? Why English Spelling Is a Mess.

May 26, 2017 00:14:34

Description:

569 GG. Explain vs. Explanation. How to Outline.

May 19, 2017 00:12:23

Description:

568 GG. In or Among. Weird Words.

May 12, 2017 00:11:49

Description:

567 Is Pig Latin a Real Language?

May 4, 2017 00:14:07

Description:

566 GG. Off Your Feed. Animal Language.

Apr 27, 2017 00:21:30

Description:

565 GG. Apple, Podcasts, and Prepositions. Forensic Linguistics.

Apr 20, 2017 00:11:26

Description:

564 GG. Preposition or Adverb?

Apr 13, 2017 00:17:15

Description:

563 GG Singular 'They'

Apr 7, 2017 00:12:54

Description:

562 GG AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style Updates

Mar 31, 2017 00:15:03

Description:

561 GG $10 Million Comma. Ambiguous Sentences. Tribute to Bill Walsh

Mar 23, 2017 00:13:53

Description:

560 GG Devil's Advocate. 3 Tips for Creating Sentences with Punch

Mar 16, 2017 00:12:31

Description:

559 GG. Abbreviations. And Then the Murders Began. Runcible. Haiku.

Mar 10, 2017 00:11:14

Description:

558 GG How to Write Good Survey Questions

Mar 3, 2017 00:14:01

Description:

557 GG Double Dactyl Poetry

Feb 23, 2017 00:14:12

Description:

556 GG Tumult. Bull in a China Shop. Always, Never, Usually, Often, Most, and More

Feb 16, 2017 00:10:25

Description:

555 GG. Toe/Tow the Line. Pled or Pleaded. Animal Idioms.

Feb 9, 2017 00:12:34

Description:

554 GG 'Reticent' or 'Reluctant.' Which' or 'That.'

Feb 2, 2017 00:10:29

Description:

553 GG Not Only, But Also. Leave in the Lurch. Month Names.

Jan 27, 2017 00:12:40

Description:

551 Capital vs Capitol. Citing Podcasts and Websites

Jan 19, 2017 00:11:06

Description:

551 GG. Words of the Year. Writing Tips.

Jan 12, 2017 00:15:29

Description:

550 GG Enormity or Enormousness? Badminton

Jan 5, 2017 00:07:16

Description:

549 GG Hone/Home In. Apostrophes.

Dec 29, 2016 00:11:48

Description:

548 GG. What Makes Good Stories.

Dec 22, 2016 00:10:14

Description:

547 GG 'A While' or 'Awhile'? Writing Dialogue

Dec 15, 2016 00:11:11

Description:

546 GG Anxious/Eager. If Not.

Dec 8, 2016 00:16:11

Description:

545 GG Read the Riot Act. The Changing English Language.

Dec 1, 2016 00:14:30

Description:

544 GG. Pilgrim Names. Pronouncing Foreign Words

Nov 24, 2016 00:21:27

Description:

543 GG. By the Wayside. How to Pronounce 'Biopic'

Nov 17, 2016 00:11:12

Description:

542 GG. 'Aloud' or "Out Loud'? Strong Voice

Nov 11, 2016 00:09:31

Description:

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Jan 2, 2005 00:00:27

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