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DON'T Say This Word To A Woman

Zoë Triska | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

Last Friday night, I was walking across an intersection in Manhattan. A cab driver was aggressively (99 percent of Manhattan cab drivers do everything aggressively) trying to turn right, and almost hit me.

Blame This Guy For The Worst Word Of 2012

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.09.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

If I have to hear or see "YOLO" one more time, I'm going to rip out my eyes and ear drums (not really, but I'm a big fan of hyperbole).

The Word Obama Needs To STOP Using So Much

Zoë Triska | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

But you know what else I noticed? President Obama uses the word "folks" extremely often, maybe too often. He used the word "folks" 17 times in total. Romney used it three times; moderator Candy Crawley used it five.

The Worst Word Ever

Zoë Triska | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

Many of us are bothered by seemingly random words. Last year, we asked our readers to contribute the words they shuddered upon hearing, and they assailed "moist," "viscous," and "maggots," among others.

WATCH: What NOT To Do With Books

Zoë Triska | Posted 10.16.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

I stumbled upon this video today via Buzzfeed: reality TV star Lauren Conrad demonstrates how to chop up old, dusty books and turn them into a charming storage bin.

The Word You're Probably Misusing

Zoë Triska | Posted 08.29.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

"Nauseous" and "nauseated" are two very commonly confused words. People often use "nauseous" when they mean "nauseated." For example, you WOULDN'T say, "I feel so nauseous right now" when you're trying to say, "I feel like I'm going to throw up right now."

The Phrase You're Probably Misusing

Zoë Triska | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

Do YOU know how to use the phrase "begging the question"? No? That's okay; most people don't. It is commonly misused, as people typically confuse it with "raising the question." But that's simply incorrect. Why do people continue to use this confusing phrase if they don't know what it means?