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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?

The Phrase That Makes You Sound Like A Loser

Zoë Triska | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

Once upon a time, I dated this guy. He was a complete douchebag. Oh, there were many signs in advance that he was scummy. He was very rarely available; seeing him was always on his terms; he never really wanted to commit, even after months of dating.

The ONE Word That Makes You Sound Stupid, Guaranteed

Zoë Triska | Posted 07.07.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

I have something to admit: I am guilty of a horrible crime.

WATCH: The Most Overused And Abused Word

Zoë Triska | Posted 05.12.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

Don't you feel like the word 'literally' is literally overused? People just like to throw it in there to give their sentences pizazz. Also, many people don't seem to know the difference between 'literally' and 'figuratively' so let's discuss that now.

WATCH: Hilarious, Ridiculous 'Elements Of Style' Rap

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

I decided to bring just one book, to act as a symbol of my monumental move (as a former Literature major, everything is symbolic to me). The one I chose was the newer edition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style with beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman.

The Most Offensive Phrase Ever

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.10.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

"No offense, but..." has been a not-so-sly method of insulting people since (probably) the beginning of time.

WATCH: Morgan Freeman Teaches You To Rhyme

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.03.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

When I was a kid, I thought great poetry had to rhyme. Poetry without rhyme was NOT poetry. It was filth, and I wanted nothing to do with it.