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Words to Sound Smart by Using

Grammar Girl has yet another book coming out this week, in what looks like it’s becoming a franchise: the 101 Words series. Back in August, I gave away a copy of 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know and 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again, and in the next few days I’ll [...]
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‘GO BACH TO AFRICA’: School adds security after girl’s racist Ferguson tweet explodes

News : The Raw Story (2 hours ago)

Officials added security at an Illinois high school after a student posted a series of racist comments online in response to the Ferguson protests. “I don’t feel sorry for black people,” the Oakwood High School student posted on Twi... Read Post

Mental Masturbation

Academics / Linguistics : Literal Minded (2 years ago)

Last November, I blogged about the title of one of the books in Grammar Girl’s “101? series: 101 Words to Sound Smart. A commenter with the handle of Palavering2U wrote: Why do many grammarians sound so full of themselves? I’m sure ... Read Post

Grammar Girl Guidebook Giveaway

Academics / Linguistics : Literal Minded (3 years ago)

On July 11, Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, has three books coming out: 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know, 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again, and The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students. I have a copy o... Read Post


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