Which Word Wednesday: Raise vs. Rear

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Word debates are often impassioned affairs, each side loyal to some set of rules imparted to them by an elementary school English teacher. So it is with the debate over which word we should use to describe parents bringing up their children. Do parents raise children or do they rear…

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2012 at The Patch

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Infographics speak my language, making stats and figures attractive and bright. That’s why I’ve been looking forward to the infographic summarizing my 2012 blogging life here at The Patch. Here’s an excerpt from the report: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views…

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Which Word Wednesday: Font vs. Typeface

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My work as a writer and editor means that I regularly interact with talented graphic designers. It’s so nice to be able to phone-a-designer-friend for advice on important matters, such as which font to use and which fonts play nice together. If it weren’t for my designer friends, I wouldn’t…

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Which Word Wednesday: Sweet Potato vs. Yam

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I’ve eaten more sweet potatoes in October than I’ve eaten in all of 2012. That’s because a friend and I are working through the spiritual fasting exercises in Jen Hatmaker’s book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. The first exercise focused on food; I committed to three weeks of a…

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Which Word Wednesday: Moot vs. Mute

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Today’s Which Word Wednesday word quandary is an evenly matched duel brought to you by my Wednesday running buddy (and fellow editor), Becky. She has seen our contestants, moot and mute, get misused and confused a time or two. So let’s see how these two words can be kept in…

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