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Word Pairs that Repeat Themselves

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He grew by leaps and bounds. We searched every nook and cranny. You will have to pick and choose. English is replete with redundancies. There is little to no difference between leaping and bounding, nooks and crannies, picking and choosing. Some language purists advocate the elimination of all redundant expressions, but I not only disagree, I think it’s a terrible …

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The Simple Pleasures of Spam

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Blog-comment spammers are unethical and ineffective, but at least they are occasionally entertaining. This post includes several recent and amusing comments caught in our spam filter. http://writeathome.com

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A Whole Nuther Thing

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Why do we say “a whole nuther?” http://writeathome.com

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New Video Post: “I Am Not A Noun!”

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In this grammar lesson, I set free poor deluded souls who believe themselves to be nouns.

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Hemingway on Good Fiction

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A provocative quote by Hemingway on good fiction.

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