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Playing fast and loose with the language

It’s easy to lose track of the number of errors on a website if that site is Yahoo! Makers. It looks like this is a misspelling of… 48 more words


To Verb: I Verb, You Verb, He Verbs, We Verb!

Ladies and Gentlemen. As you might know by now, I am a PhD student working on theoretical linguistics. I have blogged about travels, food, work, etc. 325 more words



If you look up the word “scar” in dictionary, it will give you a narrow search of its different meanings. It can either be a noun, a verb, a protruding rock or a mark left by an injured tissue. 106 more words

Word of the Day (10/09/2015)



  1. The tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.

They even has editors

At professionally written websites, you’d never see this kind of error found today on Yahoo! Style:

That’s because professionally written sites have writers who have mastered basic English grammar. They even have professional editors.




To reason earnestly with someone, esp. to dissuade or correct.

Despite all my efforts expostulating with Gary, he still changed his college course.


Cliché Corner: 'to gift'

A recent tweet by the Guardian Style Guide set me thinking about the use of ‘gift’ as a verb, and the unique nook it occupies in the language of football. 447 more words