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I’ll be on Wisconsin Public Radio on Wednesday morning

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities I’m happy to report that I’ll be on Wisconsin Public Radio from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesday, joining … Continue reading

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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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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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Opening Night of Football and Football Cliches!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever The NFL season opens tomorrow with a special Thursday edition of Sunday night football on NBC. Or, is it a special Thursday edition of Monday night football on ESPN? … 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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