Fancy Words for Everyday Things: A Buzz Feed Video

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I’m out of town with my family and don’t have time to post anything amazing and original. So, I’ll settle for something amazing and found. The video below is via Buzz Feed: Fancier Words for Everyday Things.

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Hey Brian: Why No Apostrophe in Possessive Its?

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In this post, I answer a question from a Facebook follower who wonders why there’s no apostrophe in the possessive pronoun its.

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New Improvements and a Special Offer

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I’ve discussed before my reasons for hosting this blog. I love to teach and talk about writing, language, and words. …

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Further or Farther?

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When I was budding young grammar Nazi, the distinction between the modifiers further and farther was a particular peeve of mine. I cannot tell you where I first learned that farther was to be reserved for literal distances…

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