Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Most of the content on this blog is language oriented, but every now and then I like to talk about a broader topic–our approach to educating our children, namely, homeschooling.
The word contronym is a recently coined neologism. It refers to words that have definitions that are opposite of one another. There are words–common ones, mind you–that mean the opposite of themselves in certain contexts. Learn more!
Here’s my second post on common SAT words. The first post is here. Below are 20 words randomly selected from …
When I was a kid, my grandmother used to remind us of the superstition that “bad news always comes in …
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Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
How to Quit Being a Grammar Snob: Eight Vital Steps
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