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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …

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25 Words You Probably Don’t Really Misuse

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Why do language aficionados take such delight in telling people they are using words wrong¹? The more I learn about …

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Why, That’s an Interesting Use of “Why”!

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Why do some people use “why” in sentences that aren’t questions? A great question from a reader.

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Why Do Americans Call Football Soccer?

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Big match today. But is it a soccer match or a football match?

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Bibliophage: A Book Devourer

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Are you a bibliophage?

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