Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

WINNER OF BEST EDUCATION PODCAST IN THE 2017 PODCAST AWARDS. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast. Find the full, ad-free archive of Grammar Girl, as well as exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. Use code GRAMMAR for one free month at stitcherpremium.com/grammar

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714 - Eponyms: Cardigan, Dunce, Quisling, and More.


The fascinating stories of words that are named after people.


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713 - More Apostrophe Mayhem. Dyslexia Writing Tips


Apostrophes in Words that End in "S" and How to Write for People with Dyslexia


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712 - Apostrophe Catastrophe. What (or Who) Is a Cipher?


Apostrophe Catastrophe. What (or Who) Is a Cipher?


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711 - Misheard Song Lyrics and Eggcorns. The Ampersand.


When you mishear song lyrics, the resulting (often funny) error is called a mondegreen. We have the story about why and the run-down on similar funny errors. Also, did you know the ampersand used to be the last "letter" in the alphabet?


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710 - Vacay. Why Some People Call Green Peppers 'Mangoes'


Vacay. Why Some People Call Green Peppers 'Mangoes'


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709 - Surprise! The History of Semicolons Is Exciting.


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 t


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708 - Why Alcohol Is 'Hard.' 'Phenomena' or 'Phenomenon'?


Why Alcohol Is 'Hard.' 'Phenomena' or 'Phenomenon'?


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707 - How and Why the Internet Is Changing Language


Gretchen McCulloch studies how people use language on the internet, and today we talked about her new book, "Because Internet." I bet you'll recognize yourself or your friends in her insights. I did!


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706 - Sometimes It's Not a Bad Idea to Dumb Down Your Language.


Why sometimes it's not a bad idea to dumb down your language. Get Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/allGGbooks. SPONSOR: Get a free 7-day trial at http://lynda.com/grammar.


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 2019-07-18  12m
 
 

705 - 'Blue Collar,' 'Bluestocking,' and 'the Blue Hair Brigade.' 'Oral' Versus 'Verbal.'


We talk about the origins of the phrases "blue collar," "bluestocking," and "blue hair," and discuss whether you should follow a rule you may not have even heard before: Don't use "verbal" to mean "spoken."


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 2019-07-16  14m