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Which Word Wednesday: Filly vs. Philly

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I’d like to dedicate this week’s Which Word Wednesday to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Those of you who know me know that my heart doesn’t beat for horses—I have a now-hilarious horseback riding experience that sealed it. (Let’s just say I’m not a fan of crabby horses or saddle bruises.)…

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Which Word Wednesday: Gantlet vs. Gauntlet

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No matter how much I learn about language, I am continually discovering definitions and guidelines and applications to keep me humble. Language serves as a training ground for admitting mistakes and embracing my imperfections while still enjoying the discipline! This week’s Which Word Wednesday matchup—gantlet vs. gauntlet—has given me quite…

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Which Word Wednesday: Connote vs. Denote

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I love it when friends encounter their own word duels and send them my way as potential Which Word Wednesday entries. Today’s match up comes from dear friend Angel who wondered about the difference between connote and denote. Good one! Although I’m familiar with the pair, I had a hard…

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Which Word Wednesday: Loose vs. Lose

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It’s amazing what an extra letter can do to a word. Take today’s Which Word Wednesday entries, lose and loose. The extra O changes the word from something lost to something that’s not tight. That extra letter can be tricky. It causes us to loose what is lost or lose…

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