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Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Face it...American are just not that bright.

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Hi, GG, listening to episode 711, in the Blinkist advert, i was confused by the arrangement of words. Please comment on something you said(read?). You said you were "...supposed to read a biography of someone who changed the world this week." I listened, and wondered, as the current news doesn't offer anyone who really changes he world, such as world leaders, celebrities. I heard you say that whoever changed the world did so this week. Your intent, i suppose, is you read the biography this week. I trust you and question myself. Please clarify.

iTunes Ratings

2225 Ratings
Average Ratings
1539
396
115
82
93

... Ann Landers

By marketpop - Jan 18 2020
Read more
Face it...American are just not that bright.

Grammar usage on Grammar Girl

By LMoEarner - Nov 30 2019
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Hi, GG, listening to episode 711, in the Blinkist advert, i was confused by the arrangement of words. Please comment on something you said(read?). You said you were "...supposed to read a biography of someone who changed the world this week." I listened, and wondered, as the current news doesn't offer anyone who really changes he world, such as world leaders, celebrities. I heard you say that whoever changed the world did so this week. Your intent, i suppose, is you read the biography this week. I trust you and question myself. Please clarify.
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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com

Rank #1: 677 - BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads

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BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads is back! Subscribe and catch all-new episodes at applepodcasts.com/levar. | 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 | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | 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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Apr 08 2019

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Rank #2: 500 GG Redundancy. Letters of Recommendation.

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Follow along on the website: Redundancy:http://j.mp/1PGcT99 Letters of Recommendation: http://j.mp/20fJRVo Sponsors: http://audible.com/gg http://feverbornbook.com Wow! It's episode 500. Thanks to everyone. Tell me your story about how you listen. Leave it as a comment on the post pinned to the top of the page at http://facebook.com/GrammarGirl.

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Jan 21 2016

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Rank #3: 580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The...

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Listeners sent in many more interesting phrases from obsolete technologies, and we also talk about how to write a great introductory paragraph and tricky sentence that include "one of the [plural nouns]"--which verb do you use?

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Aug 03 2017

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Rank #4: 504 GG Shined or Shone? Idioms About Tea

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Sponsor: http://casper.com/gg
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Feb 18 2016

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Rank #5: 506 GG Subordinate Clause Examples

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“Subordinate clause” is the name you’re more likely to have learned in school, but the other name, “dependent clause,” may help you better understand what they do because adding that subordinating conjunction to the head of the clause makes it dependent on a main clause.

Today, I have an explanation, plus examples with zombies!

Also, featured listeners and National Grammar Day news.

Sponsor: http://audible.com/gg
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Mar 04 2016

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Rank #6: 721 - Verbing Nouns. 'It Is I' or 'It Is Me'?

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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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Sep 09 2019

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Rank #7: 697 - What Anyone Can Learn From the College Essay Process

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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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Jun 17 2019

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Rank #8: 664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves

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New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Dreyer talks about his pet peeves, how he found his voice, why his book largely ignores AP style, and more.

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Feb 21 2019

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Rank #9: 656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’

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This week, I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between the words “relapse” and “recur,” another Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between “kneeled” and “knelt,” and a meaty middle about the word “methinks.” Methinks you’ll like it!

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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #10: 568 GG. In or Among. Weird Words.

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This week we talk about why you might describe someone as "among bushes" instead of "in the bushes," and we talk about how we get weird words like "gaga," "flip-flop" and "dillydally."

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Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

May 12 2017

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Rank #11: 653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.

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This week, we learn the ins and outs of using an asterisk and talk about the many ways to keep a journal. 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 SPONSORS http://meettailor.com/grammar 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.

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Dec 27 2018

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Rank #12: 751 - Why Are There So Many Spellings for 'Hanukkah'? (Or Is That 'Chanukah'?)

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Hebrew and English don't use the same alphabet, which is why you see so many different spellings for "Hanukkah." The word is transliterated from Hebrew instead of being directly translated from Hebrew.

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Dec 26 2019

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Rank #13: 749 - How to Identify Your Main Point. It's Harder Than You Think!

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You think you know what you're trying to say, but are you making it clear? Joel Schwartzberg, author of "Get to the Point" has some great tips for, well, getting to the point.

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

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Dec 16 2019

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Rank #14: 456 GG Is Starting a Sentence With So Condescending?

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When "First" Is Redundant
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Is Starting a Sentence With So Condescending?
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Synecdoche
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Feb 26 2015

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Rank #15: 733 - Why People Hate Words Like 'Moist'

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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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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Earnest: https://earnest.com/grammar |

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |

http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |

GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |

VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

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Oct 21 2019

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Rank #16: 569 GG. Explain vs. Explanation. How to Outline.

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If you've ever wondered why "explain" has an I but "explanation" doesn't, we have the answer. Also, need help jumpstarting your writing process? Here's why composing an outline is key. (Plus, could Grammar Girl be replaced by a robot?)

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MAY 24 AP STYLE LIVE WEBINAR
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May 18 2017

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Rank #17: 514 GG Brouhaha. New Words. One Fell Swoop.

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Last week, ESPN fired Curt Schilling because of offensive remarks he made on social media, and in his follow-up statement, Schilling referred to the brouhaha, but he misspelled the word as brew ha ha, like the name of a beerfest in my hometown. (Follow along on the website: http://j.mp/brouhaha-origin)

Merriam-Webster added "athleisure" to the unabridged dictionary, but the editors had been watching the word for a while before they decided to add it. In a "Words We’re Watching” blog post in July of 2015, they wrote “'Athleisure' refers to casual clothing — like yoga pants, sweat pants, and hoodies — that are designed to be worn both for exercising and for doing (almost) everything else.” (Follow along on the website: http://j.mp/2016NewWords)

Most people know that if you do something in one fell swoop, you do it all at once--as in, “I sat down last night and made my website in one fell swoop.” But what does "fell" mean? And who is swooping? (Follow along on the website: http://j.mp/one-fell-swoop)

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Apr 29 2016

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Rank #18: 610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.

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Celebrate National Grammar Day (March 4) by forsaking these common language myths. Also, enter our limerick contest and we might read your limerick in the next Grammar Girl podcast. (Details: http://bit.ly/ACES_limerick2018). Also, some dog breed names are obvious ("retriever," anyone?), but we have the origin of 13 that are more mysterious. FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE GRAMMAR MYTHS http://bit.ly/grammarTop10 DOG BREEDS http://bit.ly/dogBreedNames FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL 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 GRAMMAR POP 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 Thank you to Ellen Hendriksen of the Savvy Psychologist podcast for being the voice of this week's show! https://www.ellenhendriksen.com/

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Mar 02 2018

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Rank #19: 709 - Surprise! The History of Semicolons Is Exciting.

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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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VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

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Jul 29 2019

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Rank #20: 515 GG Home vs. Away? How to Make Product Names Plural

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Away Versus Home? A listener named Alan wrote, “When using the word versus, does it make a difference as to what is placed before and what is placed after? For example: Roe versus Wade or Red Sox versus Yankees. In other words, by rule is one the challenger, and the other the challenged?”

How to Make Product Names Plural: Two Silicon Valley guys were talking on Twitter about whether they should say they have two iPad Pros or two iPads Pro. Then Schiller jumped in to say: “One need never pluralize Apple product names. Ex: Mr. Evans used two iPad Pro devices.” People on Twitter generally seemed to think this seemed ridiculous and Business Insider, Mac Rumors, and others turned it into a story. Woohoo, Twitter spat!

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

May 05 2016

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758 - Why 'XOXO' Means 'Hugs and Kisses'

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You may write "XOXO" to means "hugs and kisses," but do you know how those symbols get their meaning?

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Earnest: http://earnest.com/grammar |

Modern Mentor podcast: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/modern-mentor |

GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER |

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Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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HOST: Mignon Fogarty  |

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Feb 13 2020

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757 - The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?

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Saturday and Tuesday come from different places. The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but have you ever wondered about their origin?

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

http://helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com |

Modern Mentor podcast from QDT |

GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER |

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters |

GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars |

GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |

http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |

GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |

VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

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Feb 06 2020

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756 - High Odds or Low Odds?

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In this Super-Bowl-themed episode, we learn why "high odds" and "low odds" are confusing, we learn why you want a disinterested referee, and in honor of the Puppy Bowl, we learn when to capitalize breed names.

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Earnest: http://earnest.com/grammar

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars |

GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |

http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |

GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |

VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

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Jan 30 2020

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755 - How to Write Anything

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Develop this one skill and you'll write better essays, profiles, movie reviews, complaint letters, and more.

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER |

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters |

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Jan 23 2020

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754 - The Tie Between Ann Landers and 'Could Care Less.'

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Language experts actually have theories about why people say they "could care less" (instead of they "couldn't care less"). We dig deep to find the root of the problem.

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Jan 16 2020

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753 - Take Heart! Here's Why You Still Have Time to Write Your First Novel

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In this interview, I talk with Bourne Morris about starting a writing career after you've retired. Bourne had one amazing career running a large advertising agency, a second as a journalism professor, and is now the author of four novels including her newest, "A Woman of Two Minds."

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Jan 09 2020

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752 - Why Do Asian Languages Have So Many Different Scripts?

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You don’t have to learn a new script when you learn Norwegian, Czech, or Portuguese, let alone French, so why does every East Asian language require you to learn a new script?

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Jan 02 2020

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751 - Why Are There So Many Spellings for 'Hanukkah'? (Or Is That 'Chanukah'?)

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Hebrew and English don't use the same alphabet, which is why you see so many different spellings for "Hanukkah." The word is transliterated from Hebrew instead of being directly translated from Hebrew.

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Dec 26 2019

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750 - Pitch Black. Frankincense and Myrrh.

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The sky is so dark in the Northern Hemisphere these days that it feels pitch black by 5:00 PM. Here's why call it "pitch black." Also, we know what gold is, but why did the three wise men give gifts of frankincense and myrrh?

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Dec 19 2019

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749 - How to Identify Your Main Point. It's Harder Than You Think!

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You think you know what you're trying to say, but are you making it clear? Joel Schwartzberg, author of "Get to the Point" has some great tips for, well, getting to the point.

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Dec 16 2019

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748 - Your Language Affects Your Perception of Time. 'Star Wars' Languages.

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Do you think of the future as being in front of you or behind you? It might depend on what language you speak. Also, we explore the many languages of 'Star Wars.'

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Dec 12 2019

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747 - You Don't Have to Get Up on Stage for Improv to Boost Your Creativity

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Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and writing? You may be surprised to find out how much techniques from improv can help! You'll love this interview with Jorjeana Marie, the author of "Improv for Writers."

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Dec 09 2019

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746 - How to Make Family Names Plural. How Come We Ask 'How Come?'

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Making last names plural? Addressing more than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? We show you how to address them properly. Also, we investigate why we sometimes ask "How come?" instead of "Why?"

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Dec 05 2019

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745 - 'More Than' Versus 'Over.' Is a Hamburger a Sandwich?

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The AP Stylebook changed its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people were shocked, but they shouldn't have been. And then we debate the linguistics of whether a hamburger is a sandwich.

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Dec 02 2019

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744 - Cold Turkey, Talk Turkey, and More. The Weird Origin of the Cornucopia.

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Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that and we look at other turkey idioms. And continuing the Thanksgiving theme, we also explore the weird origin of the cornucopia. 

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Nov 28 2019

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743 - How to Get Your Characters Right (Especially When They Aren't Like You)

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In this interview, Diana Pho, a two-time Hugo nominated editor with Tor.com Publishing, helped me understand the role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.

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Nov 25 2019

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742 - Famous Quotations. Silent Letters.

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You may think that quotation you love came from Plato or G. K. Chesterton, but are you sure? Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.

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Nov 21 2019

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741 - Behind the Scenes in Publishing.

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If you're interested in publishing a YA novel (or are just interested in how publishing works), this interview with Kat Brzozowski about Swoon Reads and what happens behind the scenes is for you.

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Nov 18 2019

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740 - Do You Know When to Use Quotation Marks? Also, How to Create a House Style.

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Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? Also, you know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!

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Nov 15 2019

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739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.

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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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Nov 11 2019

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By marketpop - Jan 18 2020
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Face it...American are just not that bright.

Grammar usage on Grammar Girl

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Hi, GG, listening to episode 711, in the Blinkist advert, i was confused by the arrangement of words. Please comment on something you said(read?). You said you were "...supposed to read a biography of someone who changed the world this week." I listened, and wondered, as the current news doesn't offer anyone who really changes he world, such as world leaders, celebrities. I heard you say that whoever changed the world did so this week. Your intent, i suppose, is you read the biography this week. I trust you and question myself. Please clarify.