Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin and Paul Revere

Who would have ever thought that we’d need to put the names Paul Revere and Sarah Palin in the same sentence?

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Come On, Dictionary

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever When you heard that refudiate, Sarah Palin’s mistaken combination of refute and repudiate, was made one of the New Oxford American Dictionary’s words of the year, I’m sure that … Continue reading


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Anonymous or Unnamed Source

Not every post on this blog is as simple being correct or incorrect. Sometimes, it’s about clarification to ensure accurate communication, and I think that we could use some clarification about the use of the adjectives anonymous and unnamed when … Continue reading

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Vetting is just like the Olympics–there’s a lot of talk about it every four years whether we want to hear it or we don’t. Vetting means to subject to a thorough examination or evaluation, and the only vetting that ever seems … Continue reading

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Biden-Palin Vice-Presidential Debate

It turned out that the conservative (i.e., mainstream) media had a point when they said that they feared a tone of condescension might be set at the Vice-Presidential debate. Where they were wrong was in their insistence that it would … Continue reading

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