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Grammar-Fixing App Is The Ultimate Mic Drop For Pedants

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.19.2016 | Arts

Correcting people’s grammar, unsolicited, in a social context, is rude. Right? We can all agree on that. That said, we can’t help but quietly enjo...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Linguistics Explains Why Ending a Text With a Period Makes You Seem Like a Monster

Science of Us | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

(Photo: Jed Egan) By Cari Romm Most people with two thumbs and a heart know that there is a right way to end a text, and there is a wrong way. Done ...

Why Twitter Lost Its Mind Over These ‘Hispanic Para Trump' Signs

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the country, even among non-Hispanics, but it seems someone at the 2016 Republican National Convention m...

Grammar Nerds Noticed This ‘Star Wars’ Mistake Before J.J. Abrams Did

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment

With “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the force has awakened. Unfortunately, it didn’t do so in time for grammar class. Since its release last December...

It’s Finally Time To Stop Correcting People’s Grammar, Linguist Says

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts

True rage -- the kind that results in personal jabs and expletive spews -- seems only to arise from a handful of topics. Most are maddening because th...

What Studies Say About Those Who Correct Other People's Grammar

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Who are the Grammar Police? The grammar police are people who have a compulsive urge to correct other people's grammar, often in public. We're talking about those individuals who cross the line by dishing out public corrections, with the intent of making themselves feel superior while putting others down.

The Period Is Dead. Long Live The Period.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts

The internet and smartphone are slaying the workhorse of our language, says The New York Times. In a June 9 article, "Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatev...

How Grammar Proves That Trump Is A Racist

Julie Schwartzbard | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Julie Schwartzbard

Controversy is swirling around Trump's latest comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge presiding over the class action lawsuit against Trump University. In an interview on June 3 with Jake Tapper of CNN, among other statements, Trump declared: "Jake, he's a Mexican."

We Don't Value the Written Word Anymore, and That's a Shame

Brittany Mancuso | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
Brittany Mancuso

It's time to bite the bullet and admit it: writing, as a profession, has gone to the dogs. It's a sad realization, but no one seems to value the art b...

Editor at The New Yorker Reveals How the Internet Has Changed the English Language

Quora | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Bad News, Language Pedants: Poll Shows Most People Are Cool With Improper Grammar

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts

Most people don’t mind it if you use so-called improper grammar in text messages and emails, a new YouGov poll conducted with The Huffington Post sh...

The Comma Queen's Tombstone

Michael Schulder | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Michael Schulder

The New Yorker's Mary Norris has taught me something about the power of imagining your own tombstone. It's not what I expected to learn when we sat down for this episode of Wavemaker Conversations: A Podcast for the Insanely Curious.

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

Cliche Words, Banal Phrases and Penalty Actions

Rumni Saha | Posted 04.11.2016 | Comedy
Rumni Saha

Photo courtesy Rumni Saha Okay, I admit that I am a snob and I do cringe when I hear the following: • "Too" and "also" in the same sentence....

This Facial Expression Is A Universal Sign Of Disapproval

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.31.2016 | Science

What face do you make when you don't like something? The same exact face that everyone else does, according to science. A new study, which was publis...

If Typos Make Your Teeth Hurt, You Just Might Be An Introvert

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts

When I was a single lass and trolling OkCupid, many moons ago (I hesitate to say how many, but suffice it to say Tinder wasn’t yet a popular dating ...

National Grammar Day - How Do You Score on the Digital Dating Scale?

Julie Spira | Posted 03.04.2016 | Style
Julie Spira

National Grammar Day is on Friday, March 4th. When it comes to matters of the heart, how do you stack up in the vast digital playground? Do you know t...

Grammar Goofs Can Be Big Gotchas in Job Interviews, Sales, and Social Circles

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

I went to college with a guy named Tim, who spoke 7 languages. I don't know if he ever achieved his goal to work for the United Nations, but certainly...

At Last, They Has Arrived!

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
Robin Hardman

A few weeks ago, the American Dialect Society announced the 2015 Word of the Year: the singular "they." (Lest anyone doubt the authority of the Americ...

The 8 New Rules Of Modern Grammar And Communication

Laurie Levy | Posted 02.02.2017 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Pardon me. I'm having an old English teacher and senior moment. Last week, my daughter had to teach her nine-year-old daughter how to use my landline phone. That's right, my very capable granddaughter had no idea how to push the numeric buttons or get a dial tone.

Grammar Nudniks: Please Stop Obsessing About 'They' and 'Their'

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.23.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

You know who you are and you know what I mean. You hear someone say "Everyone should have their rights" or you read a sentence like that and you feel tormented. You simmer. Then you explode. You call down the wrath of the grammar gods on the offenders.

Stop Complaining About The Evolution Of Text Language. Period.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts

The receiving end of the text above is an uncomfortable place to be. Why? Because "thanks" ends in a period. Yes, it may just mean "thanks." Or it mig...

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.03.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Anyone who's ever been irked by improper use of a semicolon or a misplaced comma will find a kindred spirit in Lynne Truss, a British journalist and novelist whose bestselling book covers all manner of mistakes in the English language.

50 Words and Phrases That Writers Get Wrong

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.03.2016 | Books
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...