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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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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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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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Change Out the Football

I recently heard an esteemed celebrity football announcer say during one of the Sunday games that the referee was going to change out the football. Change out? What does it mean to change out? Is it more important to change … Continue reading

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Hitherto-s and Tautologies

I recently wrote an article about an art exhibit for a local newspaper. Having been both an editor and a copy editor for many years (and those of you who are editors, copy editors, and proofreaders know what I’m talking … Continue reading

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