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Tip #16: Rough Drafts Should Be Rough

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You won’t get it right the first time.

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March Madness and Other Basketball Idioms

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My favorite annual sports event is March Madness (that’s the NCAA basketball tournament for you non-sports fans), and it’s particularly …

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At the End of the Day

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A blog reader recently emailed me the following question:
Please tell me why people constantly say “at the end of the day” when explaining the final results of something and seemingly everything now? What the heck happened to using your brain to explain the finality of a situation.

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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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What Does It Mean To Be “Hoist with One’s Own Petard”?

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I read this sentence recently in an editorial on Obamacare: “…Obama then finds himself hoist by his own petard.”

So, what’s a petard and what does it mean to be hoisted by it?

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