Dord: Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word

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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.

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Leaped or Leapt? Creeped or Crept?

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Which is correct? Leap or leapt? Creeped or crept? Click to find out!

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Overview of Basic Figures of Speech for Writers

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A quick review of the most common figures of speech — handy tools for writers of all ages.

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Some Random Language Questions

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What do we call a juvenile delinquent when he gets old? A geriatric delinquent?

This, and other perplexing and important questions in today’s blog post.

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