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Language Nerds Unite!

Who says there's no love of language anymore any more?  Interested in walking the path of good comma?  Do you think puns are the lowest (or highest) forms of expression?  Here you'll find writing tips, information on fundamental grammar rules and rhetoric, and discussions of all the strange and interesting things going on in the language(s) we take for granted everyday every day!


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  1. Is it really "OK to be white"?

    I started thinking about this after an article about how an online vendor banned a T-shirt with this slogan.
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  2. Our brains on AutoCorrect

    researchers show that the brain autocorrects misspelled words
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  3. the English language molested again by...a model

    another example of why there should be not a grammar police, but a grammar death squad...
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  4. Words you thought you knew....

    Courtesy of Dictionary.com - a list of words whose real meaning will very likely surprise you.
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  5. Forgotten but relevant English words

    Interesting words from different time periods which describe very contemporary issues and situations.
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  6. "foreordained"

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  7. accismus

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  8. bad comma

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  • Think About It...

    The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. It cheapens and degrades the human experience, when it should inspire and elevate.

    Tom Waits  

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