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Subjunctive as a Way of Life!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities We’ve written about the subjunctive a couple of times (Subjunctive Uses Were, Not Was and I Wish I Was Wrong, But I’m … Continue reading

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Hollywood Continuity Mistakes

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities There’s not that much of a difference between editing text and ensuring that continuity is maintained in a Hollywood production, so I … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall For It: Super Bowl Commercials are Just Commercials

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities I know I’m in the minority here, but think about it: Are commercials during the Super Bowl really less annoying than commercials … Continue reading

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Weather Talk on Science Friday

By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities Just a quick (off-topic) note to let you know that I’ll be on NPR’s popular Science Friday show tomorrow to join host Ira Flatow and fellow guests Andrew Fraknoi … Continue reading

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Creepy Christmas Carols

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we here at Everything Language and Grammar tend to think that we’re too obsessed with … Continue reading

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What Are They Trying to Say?

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities First Night activities are a great way to spend New Year’s Eve without alcohol, but I’m not sure that having the First … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fritters

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities It’s time for my semi-annual reminder that not all Americans celebrate Christian Holidays (Easter Is a Religious Holiday and Not Everyone Celebrates … Continue reading

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