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People Worry Me..

While trying to figure out how to handle the fact that my client overpaid me, I happened to glance at Yahoo! and the top article on the page spelled “would” “wood.”  As in “Wood you like…” Seriously?  I mean, yes.  … Continue reading

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More commonly confused words

Dr. Doyle had a post that reminded me it was about time for me to update my list of “commonly” confused words.  (Perhaps they’re not all common words, but they are all words I’ve seen misused at least once in … Continue reading

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Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up

This is a consolidation post to get all the grammar/word usage/spelling links I’ve posted into one post and to consolidate my personal list of words I’ve seen misused or misspelled. But I’ll give one bonus link to a new article … Continue reading

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Spelling and Word Usage Revisited

Part of the fun I’ve been having this week is reading through some client documents.  And, while I am not reviewing them for word usage (I kind of wish I were so I could fix these issues), it has once … Continue reading

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Some more commonly confused words

In honor of the fact that Yahoo! keeps using duel when they mean dual, I thought I’d list off a few more words I see that can or are confused with one another: -ball vs. bawl -won vs. one -cannon vs. … Continue reading

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If you want to write – read!

I’ve said it before, but it’s time to say it again.  If you want to be a writer, you need to read.  You need to read a lot.  And, once you know what type of writing you want to do, you … Continue reading

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Know Your Words

It’s time for another post on how spellcheck does not always work. Especially when you use a word that looks right but means something else. SlushPile Hell put up a good example on August 27th.  Sadly, it took me looking at … Continue reading

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I learned a word I misuse yesterday!

So, it turns out I’ve never really thought about it, but I would have (prior to yesterday) misused pour/pore if I were even given the chance.  I always thought of the word “pore” as relating to skin pores.  (As in, “she has small … Continue reading

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A kitchen sink post…

My backbrain is currently percolating a post on picking your betas, but it’s not quite ready to go.  So, in the meantime, I figured I’d do a post of randomness that alone wouldn’t warrant much of a post, but together … Continue reading

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Why it’s important to learn how to spell

I was lurking a writers’ forum yesterday and saw someone comment that it’s not important for a writer to learn how to spell, because spellcheck will find any spelling errors.  WRONG. Sure, spellcheck is great for finding every instance of “hte” … Continue reading

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