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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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Writing Prompt: Cartoon Eulogy

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I admit it: I have always hated the Road Runner. Even as a child, my sympathies lay with Wile E. …

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Hoity-Toity or Hoi Polloi?

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The term hoi polloi comes from the Greek and means “the many” or “the majority” and is commonly  used to …

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Grammar Comic #2: Ancient Grammar Police

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The last grammar comic was so popular, I figured I’d offer another. ***** Like this article? Please consider sharing it …

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Comic: English Teacher Gone Bad

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I’m on the road and have little time for blogging, so I thought I’d just pass along this comic my …

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