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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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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.

One of my Faves!!!

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I’m a grammar geek. Love these short, sweet episodes. I love the mix of linguistics and history. I’ve learned so much as I listen to this podcast en route to work (30-minute commute).

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2211 Ratings
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1528
392
115
82
94

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.

One of my Faves!!!

By Sunkist:-) - Sep 28 2019
Read more
I’m a grammar geek. Love these short, sweet episodes. I love the mix of linguistics and history. I’ve learned so much as I listen to this podcast en route to work (30-minute commute).
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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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Apr 08 2019

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 501 GG Word Families. Caucus

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Jan 28 2016

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Rank #5: 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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Jul 29 2019

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Rank #6: 655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?

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This week, we talk about the controversy over "a myriad of" and (clutch your pearls!) "myriads" and explain why a run-on sentence isn't just a really long sentence. 

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Jan 10 2019

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Rank #7: 688 - Dangling Participles

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What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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May 16 2019

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Rank #8: 564 GG. Preposition or Adverb?

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The weird complications about words such as "up" and "over" that make people fight about whether they are prepositions or adverbs.
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Apr 13 2017

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Rank #9: 666 - Double Negatives.

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In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, we talk about why double negatives aren't always wrong. You just need to be careful with them.

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Feb 28 2019

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Rank #10: 693 - What's Wrong with Saying Something Is 'Very Unique'?

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What's wrong with saying something is "very unique"? Plus, autological words like "longer."

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Jun 04 2019

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Rank #11: 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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Oct 21 2019

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Rank #12: 601 - 'Based In' or 'Based Out Of.' Omitting 'That'

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Based on, based off, based in, based out of...people are changing the way they use prepositions with "based." Also, people can get overzealous about deleting every "that" they can find in a sentence. Here's why you need it sometimes. 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

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Dec 28 2017

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Rank #13: 660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.

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Why do people say "irregardless" and where do we get words like "sleuth," "red herring," and "gumshoe"?

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Feb 07 2019

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Rank #14: 591 - 'Cannot' or 'Can Not'? 'Dead' Idioms.

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This week, we talk about the difference between "cannot," "can not," "can't," and (horrors!) "cant." Plus, in honor of Halloween, we reveal the origin of three idioms about death. 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 SPONSORS http://topcashback.com/grammar http://blinkist.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

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Oct 19 2017

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Rank #15: 456 GG Is Starting a Sentence With So Condescending?

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Feb 26 2015

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Rank #16: 652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.

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In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, I help you stop misusing "purposefully" and delve into the history of yuletide.

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Dec 20 2018

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Rank #17: 457 GG If Versus Whether

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Mar 05 2015

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Rank #18: 563 GG Singular 'They'

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Apr 07 2017

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Rank #19: 458 GG Can You Process These Tricky, but Grammatical, Sentences?

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Does E-Book Need a Hyphen?
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Mar 13 2015

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Rank #20: 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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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

28mins

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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

17mins

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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

35mins

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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

15mins

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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

19mins

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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

14mins

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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

31mins

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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

16mins

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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

21mins

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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

16mins

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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

15mins

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738 - Can a Boy Raised by Wolves Learn to Speak Human Language? It Depends.

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The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.

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Nov 07 2019

15mins

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737 - Curtis Chen: Using NaNoWriMo to Kickstart Your Novel

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How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.

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Nov 04 2019

35mins

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736 - Ghastly Words for Ghosts. Quid pro Quo.

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In honor of Halloween, we look at ghastly words for ghosts. Also, people have been asking how to properly use the phrase "quid pro quo," so we have the answer. (Do you know the plural?)

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Oct 31 2019

17mins

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735 - Dave Itzkoff on Writing a Biography of Robin Williams

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Oct 28 2019

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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.

One of my Faves!!!

By Sunkist:-) - Sep 28 2019
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I’m a grammar geek. Love these short, sweet episodes. I love the mix of linguistics and history. I’ve learned so much as I listen to this podcast en route to work (30-minute commute).