Category Archives: writing

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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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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Why Do They Hate Us?

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Why do they hate us (U.S. citizens)? The most common answer has always been that they hate our freedom, but I have breaking news from across the pond: It … Continue reading

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For All Intents and Purposes

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever This mistaken phrase for all intensive purposes falls into the category I like to call “Close but no cigarette.” The correct phrase is for all intents and purposes, and … Continue reading

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Thought Leaders and Thought Followers

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever I was a recent Web conference associated with my day job, and I was extremely fortunate to attend during a year when there were so many thought leaders floating … Continue reading

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