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There’s a growing discontent among bloggers over a simple word most of us have used without thinking twice about it. The word is ‘content.’

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From time to time, I’ll write a grammar post about a curious phenomenon called an eggcorn. But who came up with a word like ‘eggcorn’ and why?

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Words like amirite are appearing more and more often in conversational settings. Do you consider them words? Whether we like it or not, new …

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The first major impasse with regard to making the gender-neutral pronouns trend work is that no one can agree on a single set of gender-neutral pronouns to use.

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The latest words added to the Oxford English Dictionary include dubious choices like awesomesauce that I wish no one considered to be words to begin with.

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The word Touché is commonly used as a response to a good point. Here’s why we use the word and where it comes from. …

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A while back, I had the chance to visit with some former classmates of mine that I’ve known far longer than any of us …

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A look at some of the most talked-about new words in the dictionary reminds us all that we’re in the tech age. Some of …

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The website Irish Central released a list of Irish sayings and phrases everyone who visits the country should know. Just in time for St. …

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The Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad featuring a rendition of “America the Beautiful” performed in eight languages wasn’t a hit with everyone. When Coca-Cola set …

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Here’s one of those nifty nuggets that most people don’t know, but once they do, they’ll see the error constantly. Yeah, you’re welcome. You’ve …

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I found an interesting question on someone’s Facebook page this morning regarding my state’s capital city of Columbia: “Which nickname do you prefer: Cola-town or Soda City?”