Word Story: Prevaricate

Word Stories

Can you use “prevaricate” to mean “procrastinate”?

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Language by the People

Usable Usage

What qualifies a usage as “proper” grammar?

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A Word for the Digital World

Word Stories

What do you call all the chatter we’re creating online?

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Try and Understand

Usable Usage

The story behind “try and” and when you can use it.

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Testament vs. Testimony: It’s All Relative

Word Stories

Brush up your Latin, and you’ll see the connection between testament and testimony.

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Dots, Words, and Juice: Three Books on Words

Book Reviews

Language books don’t all have to be serious reference books. Sometimes they can be fun and entertaining—and still teach you something.

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Word Story: Adverse Reactions

Word Stories

Don’t have an adverse reaction to new words. Get the story behind them and increase your word power!

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Celebrate National Punctuation Day

Punctuation Points

Tomorrow is National Punctuation Day. How will you celebrate?

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Forget Everything Strunk & White Told You

Writing Tips

What’s wrong with Strunk & White and what you should read instead.

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Vocab Builder: Sounds Good to Me

Vocab Builder

Are you a fussbudget about words? Check out this week’s Vocab Builder.

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