Category Archive for: ‘Fun with Words’

Yes, “Irregardless” Is a Word


Let’s be clear. Just because something is a word doesn’t mean you should use it. There are plenty of four-letter …

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Complacence or Complacency and Similar Cases


English uses a number of suffixes to denote nouns. I like to call them nounifiers. They transform an adjective or …

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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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