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When you’re choosing between the words Grisly or Grizzly, the first question to ask is whether a bear happens to be involved.

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A missing Oxford Comma is playing a major role in a class-action lawsuit and could wind up costing a company in Maine $10 million.

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You learn that someone you know has committed some sort of crime and is trying to dodge authorities: would you say they on the lam or lamb?

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Some people who use the title ‘Mr. President’ in referring to the Chief Executive get accused of being disrespectful.

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The Oscars had people looking up a few words Sunday night before the big mixup at the end of the Academy Awards ceremony.

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There are words in our language that have multiple meanings, leading to a great deal of frustration at times. ‘Dander’ is a perfect example.

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There’s a list of new dictionary words that are part funny, part sad and part annoying, depending on your point of view.

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Today we’re talking about whether to select continually or continuously, two words that appear to mean the same thing, but actually do not.

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The idiom, ‘lion’s share’ has a commonly-accepted meaning, until you look back at the literature that seemed to inspire it.

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President Donald Trumps advisor claimed Trump’s press secretary provided reporters with ‘alternative facts’ during a news conference.

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Most people have a clear definition in mind when they hear the word ‘grotesque.’ But for typographers, there’s a somewhat different meaning.

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When you encounter someone who seems more than a little unstable, would you describe that person as star craving or stark raving mad?

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