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Idols, Idols Everywhere

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Last week at A.Word.A.Day, the terms selected were all related to words and language. It made me all warm and fuzzy inside! The five words featured were: grammatolatry | catachresis | parapraxis | lingua franca | orthoepy Several were new-to-me and were great fun to meet; but the one that…

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Grammar fun! (Really!)

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Here’s another grammar quiz I have recently been made aware of. I gave it a few tries; it can be rather addictive! The great thing is that it grades your quiz and provides explanations for each correct answer so that you can learn from your mistakes. Go on, give it…

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My Kind of Superhero: WordGirl

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Here’s a superhero for all word nerds! PBS has announced a new cartoon series called WordGirl. WordGirl is a superhero with a superior vocabulary. Each episode introduces a word and uses that word multiple times within various contexts so that its meaning and pronunciation can be grasped. And in every…

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