The Other F-Word

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This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?

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Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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How to Quit Being a Grammar Snob: Eight Vital Steps

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Life is better when you abandon grammar snobbery. Here’s how you can do it without losing your passion for language.

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Identity Grammar

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We use the word “identify” differently from how we used to. In this post, I examine this example of the evolution of English.

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Clipped Words

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Maybe it’s a sign that English speakers and writers are lazy, but we have a historic tendency to shorten long …

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