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This Vote Should Be Unanimous: It’s Electoral, not Electorial!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities We’re in the heart of election season, which means many things, one of the most annoying of which is how many people … Continue reading

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Simple, Direct Language Is Always the Best Choice!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities I know it’s been a while, but we’re still here! And what better way to come back from a break than by … Continue reading

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I’ll be on Wisconsin Public Radio on Wednesday morning

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities I’m happy to report that I’ll be on Wisconsin Public Radio from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesday, joining … Continue reading

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“Stretchered” Off the Ice?

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities Although it’s often difficult to be (because of the unnecessary violence often intended to injure opponents), I’m a fan of hockey. The … Continue reading

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Confusion Between Lead and Led

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities Lead and led are two completely different words with completely different meanings, but since the past tense of the verb form of … Continue reading

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Starprise Entership?

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities We all make mistakes, but when they’re public and funny, we’re talking about perfect blog material. The above image of the famous … Continue reading

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Today’s New “Word” Is Logomisia

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities What if someone who doesn’t like the way in which we make up new words for no reason or change the meaning … Continue reading

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