Creative New Words from Washington Post Readers


I don’t live in the Washington D.C. environs, so I have only recently discovered the Style Invitational, a weekly humor …

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Words We Confuse That Spellcheckers Miss, Part S


  This is the next in our series on homophones–words that sound alike. We are working through these tricky terms …

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Happy Birthday, Truman


Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on this date in 1924. Capote is best known for his short novel …

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Myth Buster: Never Start a Sentence with “Hopefully”


Hopefully, you will benefit from this blog post. Does that sentence raise your hackles? Work you into a tizzy? Light …

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