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Disperse vs. Disburse

As an editor, you’re exposed to all kinds of weird language use: convoluted sentence structures, idiosyncratic punctuation, unique and unorthodox uses of the formatting features in a word processor. You name it, it’s there. One oddity you’ll always encounter is … Continue reading

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Banned for 2016?

It’s not fresh news, but I still want to mention this year’s “Banished Words” as compiled by the good people at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. They’ve been at this (admittedly silly) exercise since before most … Continue reading

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That would be hella big.

Hellawatts? Hellagrams? Hellameters? I missed this one when it first cropped up and then, when I saw it, it was the time of year that I thought it might be an April Fool’s joke. But it wasn’t.

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