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Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year 2014 – “Vape”

Oxford Dictionaries announced today that its International Word of the Year for 2014 is “vape”, a word that, language research conducted by the editors reveals, has doubled in usage during 2014 when compared to 2013. With the growing popularity of … Continue reading

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Language Center Owner Knows Nothing About Language

The big story about writers this week concerns the firing of Tim Torkildson, Social Media Director for the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo, Utah, for his blog post on the Language Center’s website about homophones. Yes, homophones; words which … Continue reading

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Here’s another suggestion my brother sent me that is of particular interest to people who enjoy words and expanding their vocabulary. Artwiculate is a Twitter-based word of the day competition. To play you just use the word of the day … Continue reading

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Grammar Gaffe

It’s a sad situation when AP posts something like this; “The exciting and important thing about this prize is that it’s given too someone …” They have since corrected it, but it hit me like a slap in the face … Continue reading

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National Punctuation Day 2009

Don’t fear the semicolon! Today is National Punctuation Day. For both writers and readers, punctuation is an important part of any group of words. Celebrate National Punctuation Day; take an ellipsis to lunch. Thank you for subscribing to The Word … Continue reading

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