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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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

744 - Cold Turkey, Talk Turkey, and More. The Weird Origin of the Cornucopia.

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.


 2019-11-28  14m

743 - How to Get Your Characters Right (Especially When They Aren't Like You)

The role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.


 2019-11-25  31m

742 - Famous Quotations. Silent Letters.

The Internet Makes It Easier (and Harder) to Find Original Sources. Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.


 2019-11-21  16m

741 - Behind the Scenes in Publishing.

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.


 2019-11-18  21m

episode 22: 740 - Do You Know When to Use Quotation Marks? Also, How to Create a House Style.

Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? You know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, APA, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!


 2019-11-15  16m

episode 739: 739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.

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!


 2019-11-11  15m

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

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


 2019-11-07  15m

737 - Curtis Chen: Using NaNoWriMo to Kickstart Your Novel

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.


 2019-11-04  35m

736 - Ghastly Words for Ghosts. Quid pro Quo.

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?)


 2019-10-31  17m