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This series offers writers help to make their work more accessible, interesting, varied, accurate and effective by exploring similar and dissimilar words. 462 more words
Athleisure. Brunch. Franglais. What do all these words have in common? They’re known as portmanteau words, which combine portions of two (or more) individual words to create one new single word that represents a specific thing or concept. 462 more words
Back in the eighth grade, I received the most difficult yet rewarding writing advice for the first time. My English teacher told us to take firm control of our word choice, and she required every submission we turned in to obey one rule of hers in particular. 318 more words