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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com

  • 739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.
    People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!

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  • 738 - Can a Boy Raised by Wolves Learn to Speak Human Language? It Depends.
    The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.

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  • 737 - Curtis Chen: Using NaNoWriMo to Kickstart Your Novel
    How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.

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  • 736 - Ghastly Words for Ghosts. Quid pro Quo.
    In honor of Halloween, we look at ghastly words for ghosts. Also, people have been asking how to properly use the phrase "quid pro quo," so we have the answer. (Do you know the plural?)

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  • 735 - Dave Itzkoff on Writing a Biography of Robin Williams
     

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  • 734 - Ghost Words
    In honor of Halloween, we talk about ghost words such as "phantomnation," "gravy," "twill," and more. Words that shouldn't exist.

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  • 733 - Why People Hate Words Like 'Moist'
    When people have a negative physical reaction to a specific word, it's called word aversion (not misophonia as some people mistakenly presume). "Moist," "pustule," and "panties" are just a few of the words that come up over and over. In this episode, I talk with a psychologist to see what we know about these kinds of feelings.

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  • 732 - How to Write a Conclusion. ‘Rebut’ or ‘Refute’?
    Writing a conclusion can be the hardest part of writing an essay. We have help! Also, a listener asked me to explain the difference between "rebut" and "refute."

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  • 731 - Compound Possession. 'Friday' or 'On Friday'?
    In this show, we answer two listener questions: 1. Should you write about "Bill and Ted's trip" or "Bill's and Ted's trip"? 2. Should you say you'll listen "Tuesday" or "on Tuesday"?

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  • 730 - Turning a Podcast into a Novel: 'The Bright Sessions' to 'The Infinite Noise'
    Lauren Shippen, the creator of one of my new favorite audio dramas, "The Bright Sessions," talks about turning a podcast into a novel and about going from working alone to working on multiple projects and managing whole teams.

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  • 729 - Making Words That End in Y Plural.'Primer' Pronunciation.
    If you've ever wondered why "primer" is sometimes pronounced "primmer," this show is for you! We also talk about why you make words that end in Y plural in different ways.

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  • 728 - How English Words Came Into French After World War II
    French authorities tried to keep English out of their language, but “tank,” “bulldozer,” and “jeep” got the ball rolling, and it kept going from there.

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  • 727 - The Quirky Australian 'Crime' Tense. 'Hopefully.'
    A listener asked why Australians use the present perfect tense in a way you won't hear in British or American English. You'll often hear it in crime reports or on the radio. Also, we look at a slightly controversial use of the word "hopefully."

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  • 726 - A Cup of Joe. ‘Smokey’ and ‘Smoky.’
    In honor of National Coffee Day, we talk about the origin of coffee and all its nicknames. Plus, I'll help you remember the difference between "smoky" and "smokey" with a little help from Smokey Bear.

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  • 725 - Interviewing, Story Structure, and Writing Tools with Jonathan Small
    If you've ever been nervous before interviewing someone, struggled to write a good lede, or just want to get some tips on handy tools for writers, this interview with Jonathan Small is for you.

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  • 724 - Why Esperanto Is an Amazing Language. 'Fall' or 'Autumn'?
    Created on purpose and easy to learn, Esperanto will amaze you. Once you learn the origin of "fall," you'll look at trees in a whole new way.

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  • 723 - Grammar Girl #723. Tips for Fact Checking. Why We Use the Term 'Watershed Moment.'
    Learn from our fact checking tips that come from years of experience. Also, we answer a listener question about why we call something a "watershed moment."

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  • 722 - 'Math' or 'Maths'? Irregular Verbs.
    Have you ever wondered why the British say "maths" and "in hospital" and Americans say "math" and "in the hospital"? We have some answers. Also, we look at why the most common verbs tend to be irregular. 

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  • 721 - Verbing Nouns. 'It Is I' or 'It Is Me'?
    Alan wonders what to think about his co-workers "solutioning" problems. Also, we investigate whether you should tell people "It is I" or "It is me."

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  • 720 - Getting Your Tricky Conditionals Right. Wheelhouse.
    We think there are better ways to talk about conditionals (such as "If Squiggly knew the answer...") than to use the vague terms first, second, and third conditionals. Also we look at why people talk about things being "in their wheelhouse." 

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