An Appeal for Some Grammar Humility

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Grammar is important but not that important. I think we could all be a bit more gracious about the English we hear and read every day. We probably don’t know as much as we think we do anyway.

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Crazy English Memes

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Let’s face it: English is quirky. It’s one of the things I love about it. I find the language I speak to be fascinating in its flexibility and unpredictability. I like how English defies conformity to simple rules. I feel sorry for folks trying to learn it, sure, but I find it endlessly amusing. That’s what these memes are all about.

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Why You Should Never Assign a 500-Word Essay

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Assigning papers of arbitrary length reinforces bad writing habits.

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Ten Good Words for Bad Kids

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The awesome words here don’t necessarily relate to children, but they are the kind of words used by adults in Charles Dickens novels to describe miserable orphans. If you happen to be a young person and any of these words describe you, please stop. Modify your behavior immediately.

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