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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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

750 - Pitch Black. Frankincense and Myrrh.

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?


 2019-12-19  10m

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

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.


 2019-12-16  28m

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

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.'


 2019-12-12  17m

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

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!


 2019-12-09  35m

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

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?"


 2019-12-05  15m

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

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


 2019-12-02  19m