Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. 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.

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760 - What Is Genre. 'Bangs' Versus 'Fringe.'

How Americans came to call fringe "bangs." Plus, how to identify a book's genre.



759 - What Does ‛Mardi Gras’ Mean? "Drive to Work" Versus "Drive Home"

What Does ‛Mardi Gras’ Mean? "Drive to Work" Versus "Drive Home"



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

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



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

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



756 - High Odds or Low Odds?

Be careful when using "high" and "low" to describe odds.



755 - How to Write Anything

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


 2020-01-23  9m

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

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.


 2020-01-16  8m

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

In this interview, I talk with Bourne Morris about starting a writing career after you've retired. Bourne is the author of four novels including her newest, "A Woman of Two Minds."


 2020-01-09  15m

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

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?


 2020-01-03  6m

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

The word is transliterated from Hebrew instead of being directly translated from Hebrew.


 2019-12-27  7m