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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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Another Impact

Although I’ve written about impact before, it bears repeating, especially since more and more people seem to be getting addicted to its use as a verb that means to affect. Impact is a noun that denotes forcible contact or a … Continue reading

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Overspoke

By now, most of use have heard Tucker Carlson’s (of Fox News) opinion on quarterback Michael Vick’s involvement in dog fighting: He thought that Vick should have been executed. What most of us might not have heard, however, is his … Continue reading

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Limited Access

Yes, access should be limited. What I’m talking about, of course, is limiting the word access to being used as a noun and avoiding its use as a verb. Access has, in recent decades, become one of the many victims … Continue reading

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Is That Beside(s) the Point?

Beside/besides seems to fall into the same grammar error category as toward/towards, forward/forwards, and backward/backwards. Many people aren’t sure when to the one with the -s. Beside means by the side of or next to. He sat in the empty … Continue reading

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What a Waste

While reading an article on politics on a popular news Web site recently, I reluctantly ventured into the comments section. I normally won’t read the comments section of an article on politics since it often seems to be just a … Continue reading

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The Future is Still Not Now

I’ve written about this problem before, but it’s so pervasive that it bears repeating. While watching the NFL pre-game show in the morning, the question was posed Who wins the game tonight? I’ve also heard on other game days Who … Continue reading

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