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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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Language of Racism: Hoodies the Reason for Trayvon Martin’s Death

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities That’s right, ladies and gentleman, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera thinks that what Trayvon Martin was wearing is as much of a factor … Continue reading

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Proper Way To Apologize

We all make mistakes, but apologizing is always difficult. That difficulty (and because many people apologize when they’re not truly sorry for their actions) is why there are so many conditional apologies issued. That’s something I’ve talked about before here … Continue reading

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Uni-Lingual Nation

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities It’s estimated that more than half of the world speaks two languages, but in the U.S., it’s roughly 10%. I don’t have … 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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How to Deal with Nasty People

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities We have to deal with all kinds of people during our daily lives, so we need to know how to deal with … Continue reading

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