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Nut graph What the heck?

What is a nut graph?

Not too long ago, I received an email from my editor about a newspaper article I wrote.  He referenced the nut graph that needed some work. 108 more words

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Moldering -- not smoldering

Moldering is another word I have never used or heard of until recently. Just as my prior post on oddment, it comes from an essay submission by someone in my writers’ critique group. 33 more words

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Anticlockwise definition


Anticlockwise (or anti-clockwise) came up as a term in a recent podcast I was listening to.  I had to rewind to hear it again. 51 more words

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Bibulous definition

Bibulous  Now that is a word that I have never heard before.

As usual, I always look for different words as I read blogs, articles, etc.  89 more words

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Freemiums Do you use them?

Freeiums  Are they really free?

Freemium has to be a fairly new word to the English language.   Freemium is a portmanteau, combining the words free and premium. 151 more words

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Acrost or across -- how to you get there?

Is it Acrost or across?

Each part of the United States has some sort of accent along with terms unique to their area. I grew up in Iowa, living there for 18 years, but we do not have much of an accent. 166 more words

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Banished words --- prior years

The other day, I posted the latest list of words that need to be banished from the English language.

In doing some research, I found words from prior years that were nominated for banishment.   648 more words

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