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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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The 20 Best Books for Language Lovers

I recently came across a blog that highlights the 20 best books for language lovers, and I was honored to see that my book (Literally, the Best Language Book Ever) made the list! If you love language, there are many … Continue reading

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Communication Becoming More Shallow

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities You know, sometimes I feel especially curmudgeonly (hey kids, get out of the yard!) when I complain about the way people communicate … Continue reading

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Call the Police!!!!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever I’m of the opinion that one problem with using too many exclamation points is that it doesn’t work–the intended excitement is turned into melodrama. I wasn’t aware of this … Continue reading

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Sartalics: Lean Left for Sarcasm

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Sarcasm is misinterpreted often enough when spoken, so imagine how often it’s misinterpreted through writing. That’s why the clever people at sartalics.com have started a petition to bring a sarcasm … 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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