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Missing comma gets grammar nerd out of parking ticket | Mashable

The Associated Press reports that Andrea Cammelleri received a parking citation for leaving her pickup truck parked in an area for longer than 24 hours. According to a law in the village of West Jefferson, vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours, including a “motor vehicle camper.” 21 more words


Style Guides Earn Readers

by Lynn S. Schwebach

A version of this blog article first appeared on Summit Publication Design.

by Lynn S. Schwebach

Given any writing project, writers want to express themselves today—not tomorrow. 597 more words


Ashley Csanady: What do we call Caitlyn Jenner and Ruby Rose? It's time to embrace a gender-neutral pronoun

When I first heard about Ruby Rose, I was really confused.

No, I wasn’t one of the legions of women in a heterosexual relationship who found herself suddenly romantically attracted to the Australian actress, model and DJ. 941 more words

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Can you write - not type - a capital "G" in cursive?

Yesterday, I wrote … with a nice black felt tip pen, not a word processor … twelve thank you notes. And when each one was finished, I couldn’t help but admire the curls, the angles, the varying thickness in the letters and, I imagined, that the recipients would be equally pleased by the appearance – not to mention the delivery – of a hand written note. 375 more words


Don't Work Through, Work With

When I was a kid, I took martial arts lessons. The teacher help the classes at my elementary school and at the YMCA. I don’t remember very much from all those years of kicking and punching and katas, but I do remember one thing: 326 more words

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Period, End Of Sentence: Why Writers Should Go for Some Old-Fashioned Writing

Getting in touch with our inner Ernest Hemingway is a creative and healthy way back to our writing roots. Practicing classic writing habits and methods the greats once used will help you realize why they were as such. 650 more words


He's my Fiance and She's my Fiancee

Much debate and change surrounds the terms fiancé andfiancée in the recent past. English speakers borrowed these gendered terms from the French in the mid-19thcentury, importing both the masculine ( 194 more words

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