Monthly Archives: December 2010

My Favorite Language Resources

Still don’t know what to get your favorite writer or editor for Christmas? Check out this list. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: Daily Lexeme

Schott’s Vocab is a wonderful source of new and unusual words. Today’s blog post features just a few. Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-13

Humorous graffiti for your Monday morning. RT @schottsvocab: Heisenberg May Have Been Here http://nyti.ms/elf12J # U of Chicago talks to @jessesheidlower, @bgzimmer , & @emckean. It's a good day for wordies. http://bit.ly/fFR9Yn # RT @mightyredpen: A whole nother Jan Freeman … Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-13

Humorous graffiti for your Monday morning. RT @schottsvocab: Heisenberg May Have Been Here http://nyti.ms/elf12J # U of Chicago talks to @jessesheidlower, @bgzimmer , & @emckean. It's a good day for wordies. http://bit.ly/fFR9Yn # RT @mightyredpen: A whole nother Jan Freeman … Continue reading

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The “Due To” Argument: Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism

You say “because of,” I say “due to.” But there’s no need to call the whole thing off. Continue reading

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Vocab Builder: Visual Your Words

We take another look at words found on the Visual Thesaurus. Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-06

Good morning, all. Are you ready for the last push of 2010? # The TSA spawns anger – and a new lexicon: http://bit.ly/fybq47. From @emckean. # Listening to my favorite Christmas album: http://bit.ly/hgvGlL. And why not? My 9 year old … Continue reading

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McCopy Edit: The Fact That McRib Is Back Means …

Guest blogger Stefanie Flaxman helps a fast-food joint smarten up its marketing language. Continue reading

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Vocab Builder: Words, words, words

Don’t be a nudnik: check out some of these words to spice up your writing. Continue reading

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