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The English language is constantly evolving, both the words we use and the rules that control the usage of those words.  Therefore, it is impossible to ever have a definitive grammar guide, or, if you will, a Complete Guide of American English.  And that’s our excuse.

 

 

Word of the Every So Often

October 16, 2018 

beldame:  (noun)  an old woman, especially an ugly one; a witch.  This year for Halloween, I'm going to dress up like a beldame.

 

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quick Rule:  Hyperlinks

You should remove all hyperlinks from direct quotes.  It is not technically changing the quote, and therefore you do not need to tell your reader you’ve removed it.  But they really need to go.  It makes it look like… well… you’ve copied and pasted, which you have.  Not that that’s a bad thing, but it just gives the impression that you’re not trying very hard, which is not something you want your reader to think.

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Word of the Every So Often

delectable:  (adj.)  delightful, highly pleasing; delicious.  Why, yes, Alfred, the crepes were quite delectable!

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Thought of the Week:

Believing and knowing are two different things.  Knowing requires proof.  Believing requires nothing.

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Frequently Asked Questions!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

What If...

All political boundaries were based on time zones? 

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Quick Rule:  Using Punctuation

Before you use any punctuation, such as commas, apostrophes, or semi-colons (to name the most popular), ask yourself why you’re using it.  If you don’t know why, then don’t.  Don’t use it.  Not at all.  You are more likely to be right leaving something out that you don’t understand, than putting it in.

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Word of the Every So Often

bezoars:  (pl. noun)  A counter-poison or an antidote, based on a substance found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals that was believed to be an effective remedy for poison.  There was said to be no bezoars to her love potion.

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Another Deep Thought:

Why is it that nobody trusts the government, but everybody trusts their web sites?

2:46 pm pst 

Cognating Beyond the Cubical

Why is it that the phrase for not thinking like everybody else is a cliche? 

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Quick Rule:  “E” before “U,” except after “Q.” 

She was the queen of the amateur Connoisseurs.  It really works… maybe not all the time, but then, “I” before “E,” except after “C” doesn’t work for “weird science.”

8:47 am pst 

Word of the Every So Often

Quixotic:  (adjective)  a compulsive romantic; one who is like Juan Quixote, and a great word for the triple point square in Scrabble.  Lloyd thought of himself as Quixotic when he quit his job and moved to Alberta to live with the person he just met on the Internet, but his friends just thought he was an idiot.

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