Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
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From the Quick and Dirty Tips series, Grammar Girl aka Mignon Fogarty provides you tips to improve your writing in a short and fun format. From punctuation to style, Grammar Girl has you covered in her weekly on demand podcasts.
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514 GG Brouhaha. New Words. One Fell Swoop.
7 days ago
Last week, ESPN fired Curt Schilling because of offensive remarks he made on social media, and in his follow-up statement, Schilling referred to the brouhaha, but he misspelled the word as brew ha ha, like the name of a beerfest in my hometown. (Follow along on the website: http://j.mp/brouhaha-origin)
Merriam-Webster added "athleisure" to the unabridged dictionary, but the editors had been watching the word for a while before they decided to add it. In a "Words We’re Watching” blog post in July of 2015, they wrote “'Athleisure' refers to casual clothing — like yoga pants, sweat pants, and hoodies — that are designed to be worn both for exercising and for doing (almost) everything else.” (Follow along on the website: http://j.mp/2016NewWords)
Most people know that if you do something in one fell swoop, you do it all at once--as in, “I sat down last night and made my website in one fell swoop.” But what does "fell" mean? And who is swooping? (Follow along on the website: http://j.mp/one-fell-swoop)
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