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It’s Okay To Say “Kids” When You Mean “Children”

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If you are in the habit of correcting people who say “kid” to mean “child,” you should probably stop.

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Why Is It Always Bad To Have an Attitude?

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Why is language, weather, or attitude always bad?

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Animal Adjectives

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Not long ago, I posted an article and graphic about the creative and varied names for animal groups. Today, I’d like to talk about animal-related adjectives.

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Dear February

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I’m pretty sure the same guy who came up with the spelling of Wednesday was responsible for February too. Doesn’t the whole idea of a silent letter seem oxymoronic? Or maybe just plain moronic.

Then there are those words that seem to need letters that just aren’t there. Segue needs a w. And an ay. Cough needs an f. Colonel definitely needs an r.

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