Where Did OK Come From?
Words are fascinating, but one of the frustrations that comes with etymology — the study of word origins — is …Read More
The Importance of Unity in Writing
Today’s lesson is on an attribute of all good writing — unity. Unity means oneness. It describes writing that sticks to a central idea, theme, or story. Good writing doesn’t wander around like a gossip at a dinner party, it stays focused like an astronomer at his telescope.Read More
Dord: Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word
No one has ever intentionally slipped a phony word into the M-W Dictionary, but one sneaked in there by accident once. Check out the curious history of the non-word, dord.Read More
Leaped or Leapt? Creeped or Crept?
Which is correct? Leap or leapt? Creeped or crept? Click to find out!Read More