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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episode 818: 'Borrow' and 'Lend.' When to Use 'Nor.' Boncho.

We use a children's book and a Shakespeare play to talk about "borrow" and "lend," and then we help with the complexities of using "neither" and "nor."


 2021-04-08  11m

episode 817: 1) Squirrelly Animal Verbs. 2) 'People,' 'Peoples,' and 'Persons': Why It Matters.

To hog, to ram, to bird dog. We run through a fun list of animal-inspired verbs. Plus, amazingly, it wasn't that long ago that usage experts recommended "persons" instead of "people." And what's the deal with "peoples."


 2021-04-01  10m

episode 816: A vast number of words have surprising origins. We talked about some today, including "scientist," "impressionist," "beatnik," and "paradigm."

A vast number of words have surprising origins. We talked about some today, including "scientist," "impressionist," "beatnik," and "paradigm."


 2021-03-25  18m

episode 815: 'Normalcy' or 'Normality'? A Punctuation Question from a Famous Movie Line. Taco Cats.

Did you know that in the book "Gone with the Wind," Rhett Butler said "My dear..." instead of "Frankly, my dear..."? Also, are we getting back to normalcy or normality? One of these words came from a misspeak (followed by a doubling-down) by William Hardi


 2021-03-18  10m

episode 814: It's Not Just March. Other Months Have 'Ides' Too! Are You on the Pig's Back Today?

Instead of bewaring the ides of March, I'm going to beware engaging with the Roman calendar. What a fascinating mess! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we also look at some fun Irish phrases. On the pig's back, anyone?


 2021-03-12  11m

episode 813: 813 - The History of National Grammar Day. My Favorite Resources. Anniversity

Have you ever wondered WHY we celebrate National Grammar Day? Who started this thing anyway? And if you want to do your own grammar research, I'll help you get started.


 2021-03-05  14m

episode 812: 812 - Kibosh. Sidekicks. Misolation.

Why we "put the kibosh" on things. Ways to use sidekicks. A familect story about misolation.


 2021-02-26  17m

episode 811: 811 - Inigo Montoya and Coining Phrases. 'Dose' or 'Dosage'?

It does not mean what you think it means. And get your dose (or dosage?) right.


 2021-02-19  12m

episode 810: 810 - Words out of Time. Why 'OK' Is OK.

Would words and phrases like "pump him for information" and "operative" be out of place in a novel set in the 1800s? We investigate! And we also look at the two spellings of "OK/okay," and I explain why I prefer "OK." (It has a fun history.)


 2021-02-11  15m

episode 809: 809 - Rethink Descriptions Like 'Diabetic.' The Wonderful World of Italics,

Should you call someone a diabetic or a person with diabetes? Also, we have the rundown on when to use (and not use!) italics.


 2021-02-05  14m