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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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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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Tween a Rock and a Made-Up Word

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Using overly trendy language can lead to all sorts of problems, such as lengthy conversations and  strained relationships. To make my point, here is a hypothetical conversation between a … Continue reading

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Stresscalation?

As you know, we here at Everything Language and Grammar are all for making up words whenever it’s convenient because language changes, and since it does, we should all have the authority to change it ourselves. All right, before you … Continue reading

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Like Might Keep You from Being Hired

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever We all have a verbal tick or two, but using the word “like” incorrectly during an interview might be reason enough for a potential employer to say, “Like, thanks … Continue reading

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Better Language Skills Might Mean Less Risk of Dementia

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Research from an interesting study, the Nun Study, states that more complex grammar when young might mean a lower risk of dementia as an older person. More information can … Continue reading

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