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6 Ways to Make New Words

Lexicographer Erin McKean wants us to make up new words, and she makes a case that's entertaining and compelling. McKean is the creator of an online dictionary called Wordnik, a tool to help ke…

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5 Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

Wait ‘til the boss sees this! With a cursory glance at your office masterpiece on the screen, you put your finger on the send button. Yep, everything looks pretty good with just a couple of squiggly…

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15 Commonly Mangled & Misused Phrases

Much to the chagrin of English experts and grammar gurus across the country, there are some common colloquialisms that many people still can’t quite get right, thereby turning our idiomatic expressio…

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