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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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Positive Language about Tropical Storm Isaac

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities Being a meteorologist and writer, I sometimes confuse myself, so let’s be clear: This is a language-related weather post, not a weather-related … 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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Language of Racism: Hoodies the Reason for Trayvon Martin’s Death

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities That’s right, ladies and gentleman, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera thinks that what Trayvon Martin was wearing is as much of a factor … Continue reading

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Proper Way To Apologize

We all make mistakes, but apologizing is always difficult. That difficulty (and because many people apologize when they’re not truly sorry for their actions) is why there are so many conditional apologies issued. That’s something I’ve talked about before here … Continue reading

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