Monthly Archives: April 2013

Thanks to writing clearly, we’ll positively understand you.

Today’s post is the second in a very short series (of 2) covering misuses I’ve recently seen on the rise. Last time I talked about the misuse of infamous for famous. Today, it’s using “thanks to” in a negative way. … Continue reading

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It’s “famous.” Not “infamous.” Unless you really mean it.

There are two old, occasional misuses that I’ve suddenly noticed cropping up a lot more recently. I’m not sure that it’s a trend — probably just coincidence — but since they’re on my mind I’ll do a couple quick posts … Continue reading

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Lay, Lie, Laid, Lain…oh boy, here it comes.

As readers know (because it’s clear on this site), I welcome requests for topics for this blog. I try to write up the user-requested topics a bit more quickly than items from the list of planned topics I keep for … Continue reading

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A myriad explained — in honor of 10,000 hits

This blog will reach a milestone soon, probably on the day I post this entry: 10,000 unique page views. Of course, in the vast world of the Internet, that’s nothing: there are a myriad of sites which get that kind … Continue reading

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