Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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Pavel
 May 18, 2019
Great show, Mignon! Tuning in from Havana 🇨🇺

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 Apr 7, 2019
Thank you Grammar Girl!! your podcast is always engaging and very informative; quite often I use what I learn to spark dinner table conversation!! your voice, delivery and enthusiasm are a pleasure to listen to!


 Dec 25, 2018

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 Sep 7, 2018
I listen to Grammar Girl on my commute to and from work. Mignon is always cheerful and informative. We are the Guardians of the Grammary!

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You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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696 - Hyphens in Ages. The Emphatic 'This.'
00:09:11
<![CDATA[<p>We talk about when to use (and not use) hyphens in ages, and when it&#39;s OK to say, &quot;I listen to THIS podcast that covers language&quot; instead of &quot;I listen to A podcast that covers language.&quot;</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Start With This: http://startwiththispodcast.com&nbsp;|</p> <p>Grammar Girl Email Newsletter: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters |</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)</p> ]]>
Jun 13, 2019
695 - 'Armageddon' or 'Apocalypse'? Numbers in Dialogue.
00:13:58
<![CDATA[<p>Watching the new show &quot;Good Omens,&quot; we started wondering about the difference between Armageddon and the apocalypse. Also after helping a friend with an editing dispute about numbers in dialogue, we wanted to pass on some advice about style guides and editing.</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>True and Co: http://trueandco.com/grammar&nbsp;CODE: GRAMMAR |</p> <p>Aspiration App |</p> <p>Grammar Girl Email Newsletter:&nbsp;https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters&nbsp;|</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |&nbsp;</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)</p> ]]>
Jun 10, 2019
694 - Country Names and “The”: The Ukraine or Ukraine. Theater Idioms.
00:16:30
<![CDATA[<p>You used to hear people say &quot;the Ukraine,&quot; but now it&#39;s just &quot;Ukraine.&quot; We know why! Plus, in honor of the Tony Awards, we talk about idioms from the theater.</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>How to Be Yourself Book: http://bit.ly/beyourselfgrammar |</p> <p>Bombas: https://bombas.com/grammar |</p> <p>Campfire Pro: http://campfiretechnology&nbsp;CODE: QUICKNDIRTY&nbsp;&nbsp;|</p> <p>Grammar Girl Email Newsletter:&nbsp;https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters&nbsp;|</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |&nbsp;</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Jun 06, 2019
693 - What's Wrong with Saying Something Is 'Very Unique'?
00:19:25
<![CDATA[<p>What&#39;s wrong with saying something is &quot;very unique&quot;? Plus, autological words like &quot;longer.&quot;</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Family Ghosts Podcast:&nbsp;https://familyghostspodcast.com/&nbsp;|</p> <p>Audible: https://audible.com/GG or text GG to 500-500&nbsp;|</p> <p>Aspiration App</p> <p>Grammar Girl Email Newsletter:&nbsp;https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters&nbsp;|</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |&nbsp;</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Jun 04, 2019
692 - Godzilla, Cryptids, and Dilemma Comments.
00:11:28
<![CDATA[<p>Merriam-Webster added the word &ldquo;cryptid&rdquo; to its dictionary, and &ldquo;Godzilla: King of the Monsters&rdquo; is hitting theaters, so it seemed like a good time to talk about a few monster words and to answer an important question: Is Godzilla a cryptid?</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Feminist Folklore Podcast:&nbsp;https://www.feministfolklore.com/&nbsp;|</p> <p>Grammar Girl Email Newsletter:&nbsp;https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters&nbsp;|</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |&nbsp;</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 30, 2019
691 - BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
00:02:53
<![CDATA[<p>Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world&mdash;one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you&rsquo;ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! is out NOW&mdash;find it in your favorite podcast app.</p> ]]>
May 27, 2019
690 - The Spelling Bee Kids
00:22:46
<![CDATA[<p>The author of &quot;Beeline&quot; reveals where those funny example sentences come from in the spelling bee and what the success of young spellers can tell us about Generation Z.</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Grammar Girl Email Newsletter:&nbsp;https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters&nbsp;|</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 23, 2019
689 - More or most? Majority or plurality? The many (how many?) ways to describe amounts.
00:09:05
<![CDATA[<p>How many do you need for a &quot;majority.&quot; When &quot;a couple&quot; isn&#39;t two. And more.</p> ]]>
May 20, 2019
688 - Dangling Participles
00:09:38
<![CDATA[<p>What are participles and why do they dangle?&nbsp;</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege |&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 16, 2019
687 - What It's Like to Be a Book Editor and Translator
00:17:44
<![CDATA[<p>Palgrave Macmillan executive editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard is from Denmark and also works as a translator.</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>http://bombas.com/grammar&nbsp;|&nbsp;</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 13, 2019
686 - The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.
00:16:42
<![CDATA[<p>The &#39;Dilemma&#39; Dilemma. &#39;Big Bang Theory&quot; Words and Language.</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>http://stamps.com&nbsp;Code:GRAMMAR&nbsp;|</p> <p>http://startwiththispodcast.com&nbsp;|</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019&nbsp;|</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop&nbsp;|</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile&nbsp;|</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks&nbsp;|</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 09, 2019
685 - How to Find Work as a Freelance Writer. Adventure.
00:18:23
<![CDATA[<p>Tips for new graduates or anyone who is trying to get started as a freelance writer. Plus, the adventurous origin of the word &quot;adventure.&quot;</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL |</p> <p>YouTube: http://bit.ly/YoutubeGrammar |</p> <p>Twitter: http://bit.ly/TwitterGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Facebook: http://bit.ly/FacebookGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Pinterest: http://bit.ly/PinterestGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Instagram: http://bit.ly/InstagramGrammar |</p> <p>LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LinkedInGrammar |</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/AspirationGrammar</p> <p>http://gs.columbia.edu/podcast</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 06, 2019
684 - ‘Unquote’ or ‘End Quote’? Cinco de Mayo. Horse Idioms.
00:14:00
<![CDATA[<p>Today we have a couple of fun, timely segments (Cinco de Mayo! The Kentucky Derby!) and we answer a listener question about whether Grammar Girl is misspeaking.</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL |</p> <p>YouTube: http://bit.ly/YoutubeGrammar |</p> <p>Twitter: http://bit.ly/TwitterGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Facebook: http://bit.ly/FacebookGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Pinterest: http://bit.ly/PinterestGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Instagram: http://bit.ly/InstagramGrammar |</p> <p>LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LinkedInGrammar |</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/AspirationGrammar</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
May 02, 2019
683 - ‘So’ and ‘So That’: What Type of Conjunction Are They?
00:24:16
<![CDATA[<p>&lsquo;So&rsquo; and &lsquo;So That&rsquo;: Coordinating or Subordinating Conjunction?&nbsp;</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL |</p> <p>YouTube: http://bit.ly/YoutubeGrammar |</p> <p>Twitter: http://bit.ly/TwitterGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Facebook: http://bit.ly/FacebookGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Pinterest: http://bit.ly/PinterestGrammarGirl |</p> <p>Instagram: http://bit.ly/InstagramGrammar |</p> <p>LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/LinkedInGrammar |</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Before Breakfast podcast</p> <p>http://bit.ly/AspirationGrammar</p> <p>Door Dash App (use the code GRAMMAR for $5 off)</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019 |</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Apr 29, 2019
682 - Do You Drop Your T's? 'Sneaked' and 'Snuck.'
00:17:27
<![CDATA[<p>Young women are leading language change again! This time, it&#39;s dropping T&#39;s in words like &quot;Vermont&quot; and &quot;important.&quot; Also, we look at how &quot;snuck&quot; is sneaking up on &quot;sneaked.&quot;</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL |</p> <p>YouTube:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/YoutubeGrammar&nbsp;|</p> <p>Twitter:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/TwitterGrammarGirl&nbsp;|</p> <p>Facebook:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/FacebookGrammarGirl&nbsp;|</p> <p>Pinterest:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/PinterestGrammarGirl&nbsp;|</p> <p>Instagram:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/InstagramGrammar&nbsp;|</p> <p>LinkedIn:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/LinkedInGrammar&nbsp;|</p> <p>LINKS AND SPONSORS |</p> <p>Bona:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/BonaGrammar&nbsp;|</p> <p>Capterra: http://bit.ly/CapterraGrammar&nbsp;|</p> <p>Aspiration:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/AspirationGrammar&nbsp;|</p> <p>Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019&nbsp;|</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |</p> <p>Optimized for iPad:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop&nbsp;|</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile&nbsp;|</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |</p> <p>http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks&nbsp;|</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK |</p> <p>VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Apr 25, 2019
681 - 'The Dictionary of Difficult Words,' an Interview with Jane Solomon
00:35:11
<![CDATA[<p>Doppelganger, estival, and funambulist. Jane Solomon shares the story behind her new book, &quot;The Dictionary of Difficult Words.&quot; FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl |Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Song Salad Podcast | http://calm.com/grammar | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar:&nbsp;https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL&nbsp;| GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Apr 22, 2019
680 - Wakandan, Groot, and Other Languages of the Marvel Universe. Easter and Passover.
00:16:38
<![CDATA[<p>Wakandan, Groot, and more. The movies in the Marvel universe are filled with interesting real and made-up languages. Plus, did you know Easter and Passover are linguistically related? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://bona.com/grammar | http://stamps.com code:GRAMMAR | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar:&nbsp;https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL&nbsp;| GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Apr 18, 2019
679 - Brussels sprouts? Scotch eggs? Swedish meatballs? Which food names can you trust?
00:16:26
<![CDATA[<p>Some foods really do come from a certain city or region, others have names that are tied to the location but not in the way you think, and some are outright fakers. We get to the bottom of Brussels sprouts, Scotch eggs, Swedish meatballs, French dressing, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Before Breakfast Podcast | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar:&nbsp;https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL&nbsp;| GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Apr 15, 2019
678 - Moolah, Clams, and Scratch. God, Godsend, and Godfather.
00:18:03
<![CDATA[Paying our taxes made us think about slang words for money, and all the upcoming religious holidays made us wonder which "god" words to capitalize. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Aspiration App DoorDash App. Code: GRAMMAR http://grammar.robinhood.com Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL ]]>
Apr 11, 2019
677 - BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads
00:04:25
<![CDATA[<p>BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads is back! Subscribe and catch all-new episodes at applepodcasts.com/levar. | FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Grammar Girl&#39;s AP style webinar:&nbsp;https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL&nbsp;| GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Apr 08, 2019
676 - The Language of 'Game of Thrones'
00:13:42
<![CDATA[There’s so much excitement about the 'Game of Thrones' finale that we just had to include a segment about on it this week’s show. Not just because we love dragons and swords—we do! — but because a core part of the series has been the languages the characters speak. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL ]]>
Apr 04, 2019
675 - Why Verbs Like 'Witness' Are Weird
00:18:05
<![CDATA[A listener asked why a sentence using the verb "witness" sounded weird, and we found a surprising answer. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | LaVar Burton Reads http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/ | Calm http://calm.com/grammar | INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET | https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/sites/default/files/IPA_Kiel_2015.pdf | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL ]]>
Apr 01, 2019
674 - How You Can Benefit Year-Round from NaNoWriMo
00:20:24
<![CDATA[Grant Faulkner's organization has worked with hundreds of thousands of writers, and he has some advice for you. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://campnanowrimo.org | https://gastropod.com/ | INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET | https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/sites/default/files/IPA_Kiel_2015.pdf | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Mar 28, 2019
673 - Schwa-ify This! Scrabble Stories
00:16:03
<![CDATA[A scene from "The Princess Bride" will help you understand the schwa. Plus, how one Scrabble tournament got out of hand. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS http://capterra.com/grammar | INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/sites/default/files/IPA_Kiel_2015.pdf | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Mar 25, 2019
672 - How a Semicolon Brought Two Writers Together
00:23:59
<![CDATA[Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer, authors of "Mr. Nice Guy," talk about how the semicolon brought them together, how they wrangle working as a writing team, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS http://stamps.com (click the microphone and type in GRAMMAR) | http:// bona.com/grammar | Peeve Wars: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Mar 21, 2019
671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour'
00:07:46
<![CDATA[<p>British versus American spelling. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | SPONSORS AND LINKS | http://bona.com/grammar | http://grammar.robinhood.com | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Mar 18, 2019
670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic?
00:16:01
<![CDATA[What Is the Equinox? Is Irish the Same as Gaelic? | FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | SPONSORS AND LINKS | http://bona.com/grammar | http://grammar.robinhood.com | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Mar 14, 2019
669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms.
00:12:31
<![CDATA[This week, we investigate the origin of "red tape" and other "red" idioms. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS http://calm.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Mar 11, 2019
668 - What's Wrong with 'These Ones'? Faith and Begorrah, We Have Irish Phrases for St. Patrick's Day!
00:14:19
<![CDATA[<p>Faith and begorrah, we have Irish phrases for St. Patrick&#39;s Day! Plus, a listener asks whether it&#39;s wrong to say &quot;these ones&quot; and &quot;those ones.&quot; FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS ThirdLove: http://thirdlove.com/grammar (for 15% off your first order) Enter the 300 Million Download Contest: https://read.macmillan.com/promo/grammargirlcontest3002019/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL</p> ]]>
Mar 07, 2019
667 - Why ducks say "quack-quack" in English but "ga-ga" in Japanese.
00:09:28
<![CDATA[FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Mar 04, 2019
666 - Double Negatives.
00:11:44
<![CDATA[In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, we talk about why double negatives aren't always wrong. You just need to be careful with them. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS Enter the 300 Million Download Contest: https://read.macmillan.com/promo/grammargirlcontest3002019/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL ]]>
Feb 28, 2019
665 - Language News Chat
00:35:51
<![CDATA[Mignon and Neal talk about language influencing memory, OFOM, university language programs, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS Enter the 300 Million Download Contest: https://read.macmillan.com/promo/grammargirlcontest3002019/ Bombas: http://bombas.com/grammar (for 20% off your first purchase) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Feb 25, 2019
664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves
00:38:17
<![CDATA[New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Dreyer talks about his pet peeves, how he found his voice, why his book largely ignores AP style, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS Capterra: http://capterra.com/grammar Native: http://nativedeodorant.com code GRAMMAR AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Feb 21, 2019
663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad.
00:14:52
<![CDATA[What does the "D" in "D-Day" mean? What makes a salad-salad different from a plain old salad? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl LINKS AND SPONSORS Unknown History podcast Tales podcast AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Feb 18, 2019
662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again.
00:18:48
<![CDATA[When to use "racket" and "racquet," never forget how to spell "bureaucracy" again, the origin of winter storm words. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS Robinhood: http://grammar.robinhood.com Babbel: http://babbel.com Josie and Johnny Are Having a Baby With You AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Feb 14, 2019
661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone.
00:23:54
<![CDATA[Mignon and Paula Brackston (author of "The Witch's Daughter" and "The Little Shop of Found Things") talk about how Paula picks her characters’ names, how she uses language to set a tone, and how she juggles working on multiple books at once. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl LINKS Paula Brackston's Website: http://www.paulabrackston.com/ AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Feb 11, 2019
660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.
00:18:32
<![CDATA[Why do people say "irregardless" and where do we get words like "sleuth," "red herring," and "gumshoe"? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS Mythology Podcast: http://parcast.com/mythology ThirdLove: http://thirdlove.com/grammar AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL]]>
Feb 07, 2019
659 - Normans, Ralls, and Voicemail
00:03:48
<![CDATA[I want you to share your family's word stories, and I tell one of my own to get you started. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL.]]>
Feb 04, 2019
658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'
00:15:10
<![CDATA[It's a Super Bowl episode! Grammar Girl investigates how "wager" is related to "wed" and "mortgage." Why does the saying "The wages of sin is death," treat "wages" as singular when it's most often plural? Plus, what does it mean to 'punt' something? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Capterra: http://capterra.com/grammar Babbel: http://babbel.com or download the app. Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jan 31, 2019
657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'
00:19:53
<![CDATA[This week, we figure out why you tip both your hat and your hand, and then we take a fascinating look at why people use the seemingly illogical phrase "Yeah no." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://pewtrust.org/grammar (The 'After the Fact' Podcast) http://takecareof.com, promo code GRAMMAR50 http://grammar.robinhood.com GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jan 24, 2019
656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’
00:13:22
<![CDATA[This week, I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between the words “relapse” and “recur,” another Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between “kneeled” and “knelt,” and a meaty middle about the word “methinks.” Methinks you’ll like it! FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jan 17, 2019
655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?
00:13:02
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about the controversy over "a myriad of" and (clutch your pearls!) "myriads" and explain why a run-on sentence isn't just a really long sentence.  FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jan 10, 2019
654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.'
00:17:53
<![CDATA[This week, I give you a memory trick--based on an amazing story from history--for remembering the difference between "stint" and "stent," and we look at why people pronounce "coyote" at least five different ways. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jan 03, 2019
653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.
00:12:31
<![CDATA[This week, we learn the ins and outs of using an asterisk and talk about the many ways to keep a journal. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://meettailor.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Dec 27, 2018
652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.
00:12:10
<![CDATA[In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, I help you stop misusing "purposefully" and delve into the history of yuletide. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Dec 20, 2018
651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons.
00:12:56
<![CDATA[This week, we investigate why "capitulate" and "recapitulate" have such different meanings when they seem so similar, and we review how to use colons. It's probably more complicated than you think because different style guides have different recommendations. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://meettailor.com/grammar http://getquip.com/grammar http://quickanddirtytips.com/offers GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Dec 13, 2018
650 - 'Wreaked' or 'Wrought'? 'Crescendo.' Could We Understand Aliens?
00:15:29
<![CDATA[This week, we'll explore the difference between "wreaked" and "wrought," learn a trick to never misuse or misspell "crescendo" again, and answer the question: Could we understand alien beings? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://littlepassports.com/grammar http://meettailor.com/grammar RAGAN.COM ADVANCED AP STYLE WEBINAR https://www.ragan.com/rd/Y18TC03-MACMIL GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Dec 06, 2018
649 - 'Ado' or 'Adieu'? Pronouns and Antecedents
00:15:42
<![CDATA[This week, we'll tease apart the ado/adieu eggcorn and make some funny sentences using pronoun/antecedent errors. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://littlepassports.com/grammar The Poshmark app: Code GRAMMARGIRL5 at sign up. http://getquip.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Nov 29, 2018
648 - Does Your Language Influence How You Think?
00:24:31
<![CDATA[The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis claims that the language you speak determines the way you think. It's been widely debunked, but we go through some studies that seem to support it and some studies that don't. It's all fascinating! FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://littlepassports.com/grammar The Poshmark app, code GRAMMAR GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Nov 22, 2018
647 - Pronoun Order. ‘Flier’ or ‘Flyer.’ The Plural of ‘Mouse.’
00:13:04
<![CDATA[This week, I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about pronouns and how you should order them, another Quick and Dirty Tip about how to spell “flyer” (or is that "flier"?), and a meaty middle about the plural of the word “mouse.” FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://littlepassports.com/grammar http://simplecontacts.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Nov 15, 2018
646 - 'Blond' or 'Blonde'? How 'Trolloping' Became a Word.
00:16:17
<![CDATA[Have you ever wondered why we have two ways to spell "blond(e)"? Also, I share some fascinating American frontier history that reveals how "trolloping' became a word. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://mgemi.com/grammar http://littlepassports.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Nov 08, 2018
645 - Interview with New York Times bestselling author Courtney Summers
00:17:28
<![CDATA[This week is a special show. I interview Courtney Summers, the author of the New York Times best-selling novel "Sadie," and learn what it was like to work on a book that also had a podcast component and what inspires Courtney to write such dark novels. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS Poshmark App + the code Grammar http://getquip.com/grammar UPCOMING CONFERENCE https://www.soundeducation.fm/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Nov 01, 2018
644 - 'Sit' or 'Set'? Monster Names.
00:09:24
<![CDATA[This week, teaching a dog to sit can help you remember "sit" versus "set," and we get ready for Halloween with words that come from monster names. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS Book: "I'll Be There for You" UPCOMING CONFERENCE https://www.soundeducation.fm/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Oct 25, 2018
643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’?
00:14:15
<![CDATA[This week, we figure out why we say people are "in the limelight," and we explain the rules for using "a" and "an"--many people misunderstand the rules (or were taught wrong). FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://mgemi.com/grammar http://nutrafol.com/grammar UPCOMING CONFERENCE https://www.soundeducation.fm/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Oct 18, 2018
642 - 'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers.
00:15:54
<![CDATA[This week, we tease out when to use "regard" and when to use "regards," and we learn about fascinating languages that don't have numbers. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://ancestry.com/grammar http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/women_in_charge.html UPCOMING CONFERENCE https://www.soundeducation.fm/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Oct 11, 2018
641 - 'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’
00:17:37
<![CDATA[This week, I help people learn how to use the word "myself" (and talk about some interesting dialects) and investigate about why we say we "get the skinny" on something. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSOR http://ancestry.com/grammar UPCOMING CONFERENCE https://www.soundeducation.fm/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Oct 04, 2018
640 - Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (Middle Voice)
00:19:10
<![CDATA[This week, we look at an interesting kind of sentence that's written in the "middle voice." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://campaignmonitor.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Sep 27, 2018
639 - Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck.
00:10:33
<![CDATA[Go beyond formulaic essay rules and create paragraphs that will hook your readers. Also, we figure out why people say they didn't just fall off the turnip truck. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://campaignmonitor.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Sep 20, 2018
638 - 'None.' How Pirates Talked.
00:12:15
<![CDATA[Some people say only "none is" is right, but we tackle "none are." Plus, we have an extra fun segment about pirate-speak for Talk Like a Pirate Day. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://blinkist.com/grammar http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Sep 13, 2018
637 - ‘MacGyver.’ ‘Semicolons.’
00:10:37
<![CDATA[Last week, I talked about "MacGyvering" things, so this week, I explain what I meant. Plus, I talk about one of the most contentious punctuation marks: the semicolon. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bit.ly/grammarwebinar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Sep 06, 2018
636 - 'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns.
00:16:46
<![CDATA[This week, I have more evidence that "quick and dirty" is from the Pacific Northwest, why we say "to boot," whether the correct name is "duct tape" or "duck tape," whether it's really wrong to say "Can I go to the bathroom," and an excerpt from an interview with June Casagrande about pronouns. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://TakeCareOf.com (offer code GRAMMAR) http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bit.ly/grammarwebinar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Aug 30, 2018
635 - 'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects.
00:13:52
<![CDATA[For everyone who has wondered why we're called the "Quick and Dirty Tips" podcast network, I have the origin story. Plus, we'll talk about how annoyed you should get when people use "momentarily" to mean "in a moment" and why you should favor shorter subjects and backload your sentences. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://blinkist.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bit.ly/grammarwebinar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Aug 24, 2018
634 - 'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs.
00:09:14
<![CDATA[Did you know that "wrack" is a word for seaweed? I didn't! Also, getting rid of adverbs usually improves your writing, but not always. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bit.ly/grammarwebinar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Aug 16, 2018
BONUS: Words for Color
00:11:17
<![CDATA[Hear one of my favorite segments from a recent Stitcher Premium bonus episode. These are normally available for only Stitcher Premium subscribers, but we want you to see what you're missing! Subscribe to Grammar Girl at Stitcher Premium and use the code GRAMMAR for a free month to get ad-free episodes and bonus episodes as well as premium content from other podcasts such as Freakonomics and Tell Me Something I Don't Know. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/fascinating-words-for-colors-and-the-battle-of-magenta Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl]]>
Aug 14, 2018
633 - Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.
00:15:44
<![CDATA[Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bombas.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bit.ly/grammarwebinar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Aug 09, 2018
632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'
00:13:34
<![CDATA[This week we answer a listener question about "the ask" and look at whether it's OK to call boats, cars, and countries "she." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://blinkist.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Aug 02, 2018
631 - Anniversaries. Conversate.
00:15:11
<![CDATA[It's the 12th anniversary of the Grammar Girl podcast! Or is that the 12-year anniversary? No! In honor of this illustrious event, we look at why people say they "conversate" and why they may want to think twice about it. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://bombas.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) TED Talks Daily GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jul 26, 2018
630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!
00:13:15
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about who wrote the alphabet song that helps people learn their ABCs, and we investigate six silly idioms about sharks. #SharkWeek FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://babbel.com/GG (offer code GG) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK.]]>
Jul 19, 2018
629 - 'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day.
00:13:06
<![CDATA[In honor of Bastille Day (July 14), we talk about the difference between a gourmet and a gourmand, and we talk about words the French and English use to insult each other. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://blinkist.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Jul 12, 2018
628 - Why 'Bag' and 'Beg' Sound the same to some people? Does 'Texas' Mean 'Crazy'?
00:14:24
<![CDATA[This week, we’ll talk about why I pronounce the word “aggravate” in a way that irritated many of you, the difference between “interment” and “internment,” and why Norwegians use the word "Texas" to mean “wild” or “crazy.” FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://babbel.com/GG (offer code GG) http://bombas.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Jul 05, 2018
627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?
00:13:01
<![CDATA[How to write a great cover letter. Also, we say "kinda," "wanna," and "gonna," so why don't we write them? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://magoosh.com (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Jun 28, 2018
626 - ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?
00:10:09
<![CDATA[Some people say you shouldn't use "aggravate" to mean "irritate" or "annoy." It has to do with the word's origin. Also, does it irritate you when people use "invite" as a noun? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://blinkist.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Jun 21, 2018
625 - ‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note
00:15:15
<![CDATA[‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl YouTube: http://youtube.com/thegrammargirl SPONSORS The Splendid Table Podcast http://awaytravel.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Jun 14, 2018
624 - ‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee?
00:12:11
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about the difference between a "trooper" and a "trouper," about why a spelling bee is called a "bee," and about a bunch of other "bee" idioms. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://babbel.com/GG (offer code GG) http://magoosh.com (offer code GRAMMAR) http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Jun 07, 2018
623 - 'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview.
00:20:06
<![CDATA[<p>If you have trouble remembering how to pronounce &quot;cavalry,&quot; I have a memory trick for you. Plus, if you love the spelling bee (or are just curious about how it works), I have a great interview with Paige Kimble, the executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL</p> <p>Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl</p> <p>Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl</p> <p>LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl</p> <p>SPONSORS</p> <p>The Splendid Table Podcast</p> <p>http://audible.com/GG&nbsp;or text GG to 500-500.</p> <p>http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar&nbsp;(offer code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS</p> <p>http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page</p> ]]>
May 31, 2018
622 - Is a Troop One Person or a Group? Repetition
00:15:50
<![CDATA[<p>Is a troop one person or a group, and what&#39;s up with obviously repetitive phrases such as &quot;It is what it is&quot;?</p> <p>FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE</p> <p>Troops:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/troop-troops<br /> Repetition:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/drink-drink<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL</p> <p>Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl</p> <p>Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl</p> <p>LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl</p> <p>SPONSORS</p> <p>http://magoosh.com (use the promo code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>http://babbel.com/GG (use the promo code GG)</p> <p>http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar (use the promo code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS</p> <p>http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page</p> ]]>
May 24, 2018
621 - ‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons.
00:11:21
<![CDATA[<p>People have been confusing &quot;council&quot; and &quot;counsel&quot; since the 16th century. Sometimes you put single words such as &quot;yes&quot; and &quot;no&quot; in quotation marks, and sometimes you don&#39;t.&nbsp;We investigate three weird oxymorons: &quot;bridegroom,&quot; &quot;spendthrift,&quot; and &quot;fail-safe.&quot;</p> <p>FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE</p> <p>&#39;Council&#39; or &#39;Counsel&#39;?&nbsp;http://bit.ly/council-counsel<br /> Direct and Indirect Quotations:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/direct-quotation<br /> Oxymorons:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/odd-oxymorons</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL</p> <p>Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl</p> <p>Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl</p> <p>LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl</p> <p>SPONSORS</p> <p>http://magoosh.com (use the promo code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>http://casper.com/savings (expires May 29)</p> <p>http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS</p> <p>http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page</p> ]]>
May 17, 2018
620 - When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums.
00:16:41
<![CDATA[<p>Whether you capitalize &quot;mom&quot; depends on how you are using the word, and did you know that &quot;the doldrums&quot; are an actual location?&nbsp;</p> <p>FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE</p> <p>Capitalizing &quot;Mom&quot;:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/capitalize-mom<br /> In the Doldrums:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/in-the-doldrums</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL</p> <p>Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl</p> <p>Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl</p> <p>LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl</p> <p>SPONSORS</p> <p>http://magoosh.com (use the promo code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>http://storyworth.com/grammar&nbsp;(use the promo code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>http://stitcherpremium.com/grammar</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS</p> <p>http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page</p> ]]>
May 10, 2018
619 - Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.
00:13:22
<![CDATA[<p>Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.</p> <p>FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE</p> <p>Does Co-Worker Always Take a Hyphen? http://bit.ly/co-worker-hyphen</p> <p>Barefaced or Baldfaced Lie? http://bit.ly/barefaced-baldfaced</p> <p>Mixed Metaphors: http://bit.ly/mixed-metaphors</p> <p>FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL</p> <p>Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl</p> <p>Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl</p> <p>Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl</p> <p>LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl</p> <p>SPONSORS</p> <p>http://juicebeauty.com/grammar (use the promo code GRAMMAR20)</p> <p>http://magoosh.com (use the promo code GRAMMAR)</p> <p>GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME</p> <p>Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad</p> <p>For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop</p> <p>GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS</p> <p>http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page</p> ]]>
May 03, 2018
618 - Jazz and Thunder. Say Your Piece (or Peace)?
00:13:21
<![CDATA[Are sports team names singular or plural? Do you say your piece or say your peace? FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE http://bit.ly/sports-teams http://bit.ly/say-your-piece FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://juicebeauty.com/grammar (use the promo code Grammar20) http://mrclean.com/grammargirl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Apr 26, 2018
617 - 'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.'
00:12:14
<![CDATA[<p>This week, we talk about why people say &quot;warsh&quot; instead of &quot;wash&quot;(it&#39;s called in the intrusive R), about why we have two spellings for the word that sounds like &quot;grill,&quot; and how to remember the difference between &quot;lay&quot; and &quot;lie.&quot; FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE &#39;Lay&#39; and &#39;Lie&#39; http://bit.ly/layLie &#39;Grill&#39; and &#39;Grille&#39; http://bit.ly/grill-grille &#39;Warsh&#39; http://bit.ly/wash-warsh FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://juicebeauty.com/grammar (use the promo code Grammar20) http://mrclean.com/grammargirl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page</p> ]]>
Apr 19, 2018
616 - The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale.
00:20:43
<![CDATA[This week, I have a delightful excerpt from Lynne Murphy's new book "The Prodigal Tongue" about the differences between British and American English, a tip about words for smells, and a tidbit about the term "battle royale." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://juicebeauty.com/grammar (use the promo code Grammar20) http://mrclean.com/grammargirl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Apr 12, 2018
615 - Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters.
00:18:46
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about how adverbs can be squishy in what they modify and how that can lead to funny double meanings, about the difference between "noisy" and "noisome," about why people say they "have the receipts," and about the meaning and origin of "case quarter." FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE: Adverbs: http://bit.ly/funnyAdverbs Noisome: http://bit.ly/Noisome Receipts: http://bit.ly/TheReceipts Case Quarter: http://bit.ly/CaseQuarter FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Apr 05, 2018
614 - Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation.
00:16:08
<![CDATA[When famous characters or people like Hercule Poirot and LeBron James refer to themselves by their own name, it's called illeism, and it can actually be a useful psychological technique. Then, we explore the difference between being named for someone and named after someone. Finally, we use a carrot hoax from World War II to explain the difference between misinformation and disinformation. FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE: Illeism: http://bit.ly/illeism Named For or After: http://bit.ly/named-for-after Misinformation and Disinformation: http://bit.ly/dis-mis FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Mar 29, 2018
613 - Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon)
00:29:57
<![CDATA[Dictionary.com has added emoji definitions to its site, and I have an interview with the lexicographer behind the decision, Jane Solomon. Emoji are a lot more linguistically complex than you may imagine. Plus, I remind you of the difference between "aw" and "awe" and the origin that will help you use "awe" especially well. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page]]>
Mar 22, 2018
612 - The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'?
00:20:55
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about why some people say "pin" and "pen" the same way, why citizens of the United States call themselves "Americans" when other people live on the American continent too, and why flags can be flown at half-mast or half-staff.  FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE The Pin/Pen Merger http://bit.ly/pin-pen-merger 'American' http://bit.ly/demonyms 'Half-Staff' and 'Half-Mast' http://bit.ly/half-mast-staff FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page  ]]>
Mar 16, 2018
611 - Pudding. "There Are" Sentences. Winning Limerick
00:13:48
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about why we say "the proof is in the pudding," why "there are" sentences can be so confusing (what the heck is the subject in such as sentence?), and read the winning limerick from the ACES National Grammar Day limerick contest. FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE 'The Proof Is in the Pudding' http://bit.ly/ProofPudding 'There Are' Sentences http://bit.ly/expletiveSentences FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop SALE: GRAMMAR GIRL'S NYT BESTSELLER IS CURRENTLY ON SALE AS AN E-BOOK FOR ONLY $2.99 BARNES & NOBLE http://bit.ly/2F8WuRu AMAZON http://amzn.to/2ozVfAr Thank you to Ellen Hendriksen of the Savvy Psychologist podcast for being the voice of this week's show! https://www.ellenhendriksen.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/savvy-psychologist ]]>
Mar 08, 2018
610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.
00:14:32
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Grammar Day (March 4) by forsaking these common language myths. Also, enter our limerick contest and we might read your limerick in the next Grammar Girl podcast. (Details: http://bit.ly/ACES_limerick2018). Also, some dog breed names are obvious ("retriever," anyone?), but we have the origin of 13 that are more mysterious. FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE GRAMMAR MYTHS http://bit.ly/grammarTop10 DOG BREEDS http://bit.ly/dogBreedNames FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Thank you to Ellen Hendriksen of the Savvy Psychologist podcast for being the voice of this week's show! https://www.ellenhendriksen.com/]]>
Mar 02, 2018
609 - Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally.
00:13:53
<![CDATA[You're sure to be surprised by the origin of at least one of these idioms that use the word "pull." Plus, we talk about foods that get their names from the dish in which they're cooked and the difference between "dilly dilly" and "dillydally." FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE PULL IDIOMS http://bit.ly/PullIdioms FOOD NAMES http://bit.ly/NamesFromPans DILLYDALLY http://bit.ly/Dillydally FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Feb 22, 2018
608 - Dilly Dilly. How Many Prepositions Can You Put in a Row?
00:15:44
<![CDATA[This week, we look a sentence from "Cannery Row" and wonder how it can have so many prepositions in a row, and we find the origin of "dilly dilly." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Feb 15, 2018
607 - Brainstorming. Call Out Sick? Synesis.
00:14:49
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about tricks to help you get started writing a new essay, article, or novel; whether it's wrong to say you "call out sick"; and what's up with a grammatical concept called "synesis" that can let you break some rules. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Feb 08, 2018
606 - Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words.
00:13:25
<![CDATA[Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words. Plus, how "phony" is related to a jewel con. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Feb 01, 2018
605 - A Homophone Error at the SAG Awards. Lectern or Podium? Capitalizing Award Names
00:13:48
<![CDATA[How a homophone mix up led to Judi Dench bread jokes. Also, the difference between a lectern, a podium, and a dais, and a Quick and Dirty Tip about capitalizing award names. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Jan 25, 2018
BONUS: Introducing Launch
00:14:38
<![CDATA[This week, I'm excited to share a bonus clip from a new podcast called Launch. Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to take that from dream to reality? Screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) sought to find out as he tackled something he’d only ever dreamed of: writing a novel. From Wondery, this is a show about putting something out into the world. How will it turn out? You’ll know when we do. ]]>
Jan 22, 2018
604 - Origin of 'Gerrymandering.' Is 'Data' Singular or Plural?
00:11:21
<![CDATA[This week we explore the origin of the word "gerrymander" and dive into the debate about whether "data" is singular or plural (or both). FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Jan 18, 2018
603 - Words of the Year, Why You Shouldn't Use 'Eskimo,' 'Canon' or 'Cannon'?
00:15:29
<![CDATA[<p>This week I apologize for using the word &quot;Eskimo,&quot; go through all the interesting 2017 words of the year, and give you a tip to remember the difference between &quot;canon&quot; and &quot;cannon.&quot; SPONSOR: Visit http://audible.com/GG or text GG to 500-500 to start your 30-day trial and get a free audiobook. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts</p> ]]>
Jan 11, 2018
602 - I'm Chuffed.
00:05:15
<![CDATA[This week we talk about Janus words (or contronyms), which get their name from the same Roman god that gives us the name "January." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Jan 04, 2018
601 - "Based In" or "Based Out Of"? Omitting "That"
00:17:53
<![CDATA[Based on, based off, based in, based out of...people are changing the way they use prepositions with "based." Also, people can get overzealous about deleting every "that" they can find in a sentence. Here's why you need it sometimes. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Dec 28, 2017
600 - How to Pronounce 'Caramel.' Sports Idioms
00:11:00
<![CDATA[Have you been pronouncing "caramel" wrong your whole life? Also, we discuss interesting sports idioms including "in the crosshairs," "jump the gun," and "slam dunk." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Dec 21, 2017
599 - Delicious English Words (Chocolate, Guacamole) with Aztec Roots
00:10:43
<![CDATA[Chocolate, guacamole, and more yummy words we get from Aztec languages. Also, why "lock, stock, and barrel" means "all of it" and what it has to do with Sir Walter Scott. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/delicious-english-words-chocolate-guacamole-aztec-roots FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Dec 14, 2017
598 - Gifting and Regifting. Take a Decision.
00:11:02
<![CDATA[Is "gifting" a word, and is regifting rude? Also, do you "take" a decision or "make" a decision? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Dec 08, 2017
597 - Eskimo Words for Snow. Write a Book!
00:18:13
<![CDATA[I bust the myth that Inuit have hundreds of words for snow, and I share an excerpt from Jack Gantos' new book "Writing Radar" that will help you pledge to write a book. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Nov 30, 2017
596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."
00:16:57
<![CDATA[Today has been called "Black Friday" longer than you think, and there are other "black" days too! Also, have you ever wondered why some businesses are called "houses"? SPONSORS http://heifer.org/grammar http://texture.com/grammar FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Nov 23, 2017
595 - 'Side' Words. What Is a Bailiwick?
00:12:40
<![CDATA[While you're planning your Thanksgiving side dishes, enjoy a segment about English "side" words. Plus, what is a bailiwick? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Nov 16, 2017
594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too.
00:18:38
<![CDATA[I debate what the plural of "Batman" should be (it's not straightforward!) and explore why the language of Shakespeare is hard to understand, even if you're smart. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Nov 09, 2017
593 - The Origin of English: Proto-Indo-European.
00:18:51
<![CDATA[We explore the origin of English (and other languages) all the way back to the language known as Proto-Indo-European. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Nov 02, 2017
592 - "Sofa" or "Couch"? "Skeleton" Idioms.
00:14:48
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about the difference between "sofa," "couch," and all the other words for that piece of furniture. Plus, to get in the mood for Halloween, we explore four idioms about skeletons. SPONSOR http://topcashback.com/grammar FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Oct 26, 2017
591 - "Cannot" or "Can Not"? "Dead" Idioms.
00:14:22
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about the difference between "cannot," "can not," "can't," and (horrors!) "cant." Plus, in honor of Halloween, we reveal the origin of three idioms about death. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://topcashback.com/grammar http://blinkist.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;amp;amp;amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Oct 19, 2017
590 - How to Write an Apology
00:10:27
<![CDATA[How to avoid the worst apologies (the "if" apology, the passive voice apology, the reverse apology, and the florid fauxpology) and write a good apology letter. THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Oct 12, 2017
589 - The "Ruth's Chris" Apostrophe. Thingamajigs.
00:13:36
<![CDATA[This week, I talk about what's up with the weird apostrophe in "Ruth's Chris Steak House" and where we get placeholder names like "thingamajig" and "doohickey." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG SPONSORS http://magoosh.com offer code: GRAMMAR http://barkbox.com/grammar Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Oct 05, 2017
588 - Why People Mimic Accents. Why People "Have Your Six."
00:13:00
<![CDATA[This week, I talk about why we mimic accents, about how to pronounce "espresso," about interesting idioms that include the number six. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG SPONSORS http://babbel.com/grammar offer code: GRAMMAR http://blinkist.com/grammar Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Sep 28, 2017
587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas
00:13:26
<![CDATA[Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Sep 21, 2017
586 - UK and US English. Bad or Badly?
00:17:57
<![CDATA[Unusual differences I noticed between British and American English on a recent trip. Plus, why you should say you "feed bad" and not that you "feed badly." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Sep 15, 2017
585 GG. Rainy Idioms. "Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As"
00:14:31
<![CDATA[This week, we talk about rainy idioms and when to use "because" for "due to" and "since." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Sep 07, 2017
584 GG. Pipe Dream. Comma Before a Quotation.
00:13:47
<![CDATA[The woman who won more than $750 million in the Powerball lottery described it as a "pipe dream," so we look at the origin of the term. Also, whether to use a comma to introduce a quotation is probably more complicated than you think. We have four rules (and examples) to help you get it right. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Sep 01, 2017
583 GG Important or Importantly? Time Traveler Words
00:08:31
<![CDATA[This week I tell you why you can ignore people who don't like "more importantly," and we talk about words that were new in 1555, 1967, 1977, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Aug 25, 2017
582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar Nazi
00:14:16
<![CDATA[What do you call yourself? A grammar lover, grammar peever, stickler, grammar grouch, grammando, grammar Nazi? Sure, it's all in fun, but it's time to rethink that last one. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Aug 17, 2017
581 GG. Riffle and Rifle. Worcestershire Sauce.
00:10:27
<![CDATA[Worcestershire is pronounced nothing like it is spelled, and Gloucester and Leicester are the same way. We'll talk about some linguistic phenomena that explain the drastic changes. Also, did you know there's a different between riffling through something and rifling through something? You will after this week's show! FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts]]>
Aug 10, 2017
580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The...
00:15:01
<![CDATA[Listeners sent in many more interesting phrases from obsolete technologies, and we also talk about how to write a great introductory paragraph and tricky sentence that include "one of the [plural nouns]"--which verb do you use? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Aug 03, 2017
579 GG Language Games. Jerry-Built. And Female Juniors
00:09:02
<![CDATA[We talked about "jury-rigged" a few months ago, and everybody wanted to know about "jerry-built," so here you go! Also, we have lots of listener feedback about non-English language games that are like Pig Latin. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Jul 27, 2017
578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology
00:09:53
<![CDATA[Some words survive long after the technology that made us use the words in the first place. Today, we look at words we get from typewriters, old telephones, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Jul 20, 2017
577 GG The Trump Jr. Punctuation Kerfuffle. Generation Names.
00:12:18
<![CDATA[FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Jul 13, 2017
576 GG Critique or Criticize? Games Like Pig Latin
00:12:55
<![CDATA[Do you "critique" a novel or "criticize" it? People used to object to one of these two words. And you told me about Pig-Latin-type games in your languages, and I have the run down! This segment is just for fun. Or should that be unfay? Or fubun? Or fulfun? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts ]]>
Jul 06, 2017
575 GG Gestures. Elbow Grease. Capitalizing Directions.
00:16:08
<![CDATA[Knowing when to capitalize a directional word such as "south" can be tricky. I have some guidelines. We also explain why we tell people to use "elbow grease" and review some research on gesturing that will blow your mind. Do you wonder why you talk with your hands, even when you're on the phone? Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
Jun 29, 2017
574 GG Commas with Transition Words. Double Whammy.
00:09:21
<![CDATA[Have you ever wondered how to use a comma with 'however' (or if you even should)? We’ve got the scoop on using commas and semicolons with 'however,' 'therefore,' and other conjunctive adverbs and transition words. Also, you can trace 'double whammy' back to the Lil’ Abner comics. How fun! Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
Jun 22, 2017
573 GG Until, Till, and 'Til. Dad Jokes.
00:14:12
<![CDATA[You've heard them called "dad jokes," but have you ever wondered why? We have a definition and also what we think is the perfect example of a dad joke. Also I'll explain how "until" and "till" are completely separate words and why you should just straight out avoid " 'til." Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2rSMqR8. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page ]]>
Jun 15, 2017
572 GG Themself. Comma Splices.
00:14:23
<![CDATA[<p>You&#39;ve finally accepted that it&#39;s OK to use the singular &#39;they&#39;--sometimes--but now you have to decide whether to use &#39;themself&#39; or &#39;themselves.&#39; Don&#39;t worry, the new Chicago Manual of Style has you covered, and we talk about it today. Also, I&#39;ve been getting complaints about comma splices, so it&#39;s time for a refresher. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2ramGjn Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page SHOPPING AT AMAZON ANYWAY? USE OUR AFFILIATE LINK AND HELP THE SHOW! http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.</p> ]]>
Jun 08, 2017
571 GG Lego or Legos? Why English Spelling Reform Is Doomed.
00:26:24
<![CDATA[If it bothered you last week that I called the toys Legos, you'll like this week's first topic: Lego or Legos? You'll probably like it if you weren't bothered too! Also, in honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, we talk about why English spelling reform is doomed. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2rAkD9r. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR YouTube video of people pronouncing "murder." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRtMyLFF3eY Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
Jun 01, 2017
570 GG Burned or Burnt? Why English Spelling Is a Mess.
00:14:34
<![CDATA[Burned or Burnt? Why English Spelling Is a Mess. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
May 26, 2017
569 GG. Explain vs. Explanation. How to Outline.
00:12:23
<![CDATA[If you've ever wondered why "explain" has an I but "explanation" doesn't, we have the answer. Also, need help jumpstarting your writing process? Here's why composing an outline is key. (Plus, could Grammar Girl be replaced by a robot?) FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR MAY 24 AP STYLE LIVE WEBINAR http://www.ragan.com/rd/Y17TC04-MACMIL Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
May 18, 2017
568 GG. In or Among. Weird Words.
00:11:49
<![CDATA[This week we talk about why you might describe someone as "among bushes" instead of "in the bushes," and we talk about how we get weird words like "gaga," "flip-flop" and "dillydally." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR MAY 24 AP STYLE LIVE WEBINAR http://www.ragan.com/rd/Y17TC04-MACMIL Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
May 12, 2017
567 Is Pig Latin a Real Language?
00:14:07
<![CDATA[This week we talk about the origin of the word "harbinger" (and I sing about swans) and whether Pig Latin qualifies as a language. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR MAY 24 AP STYLE LIVE WEBINAR http://www.ragan.com/rd/Y17TC04-MACMIL Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.]]>
May 04, 2017
566 GG. Off Your Feed. Animal Language.
00:21:30
<![CDATA[<p>Off Your Feed. Animal Language.</p> ]]>
Apr 27, 2017
565 GG. Apple, Podcasts, and Prepositions. Forensic Linguistics.
00:11:26
<![CDATA[<p>Apple, Podcasts, and Prepositions. Forensic Linguistics.</p> ]]>
Apr 20, 2017
564 GG. Preposition or Adverb?
00:17:15
<![CDATA[The weird complications about words such as "up" and "over" that make people fight about whether they are prepositions or adverbs. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR]]>
Apr 13, 2017
563 GG Singular 'They'
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<![CDATA[Singular 'They']]>
Apr 07, 2017
562 GG AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style Updates
00:15:03
<![CDATA[AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style Updates FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR]]>
Mar 31, 2017
561 GG $10 Million Comma. Ambiguous Sentences. Tribute to Bill Walsh
00:13:53
<![CDATA[The $10 Million Comma. Ambiguous Sentences. A Tribute to Bill Walsh.]]>
Mar 23, 2017
560 GG Devil's Advocate. 3 Tips for Creating Sentences with Punch
00:12:31
<![CDATA[This week we talk about why we call someone a "devil's advocate" and why the rules of writing are the same for good lawyers and good thriller writers. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR]]>
Mar 16, 2017
559 GG. Abbreviations. And Then the Murders Began. Runcible. Haiku.
00:11:14
<![CDATA[This week, I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about how to define abbreviations that you use over and over in a document and a tidbit about a fun internet meme called #LaidlawsRule. And, to finish our little poetry kick over the last couple of weeks, I have a tidbit about a word that comes from the old nonsense poem “The Owl and the Pussycat” and the winner of the National Grammar Day haiku contest. ]]>
Mar 10, 2017
558 GG How to Write Good Survey Questions
00:14:01
<![CDATA[How to avoid biasing your questions and annoying your respondents.]]>
Mar 03, 2017
557 GG Double Dactyl Poetry
00:14:12
<![CDATA[Write a double dactyl poem in honor of National Grammar Day. FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE Double Dactyl Poetry: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/9136 FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY http://podsurvey.com/GRAMMAR]]>
Feb 23, 2017
556 GG Tumult. Bull in a China Shop. Always, Never, Usually, Often, Most, and More
00:10:25
<![CDATA[FOLLOW ALONG ON THE WEBSITE Tumult: http://bit.ly/2lSXWtI Absolutes: http://bit.ly/2kD6CTf DISCOVERY CHANNEL 'BULL IN A CHINA SHOP' VIDEO http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/bull-in-a-china-shop/ FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon]]>
Feb 16, 2017
555 GG. Toe/Tow the Line. Pled or Pleaded. Animal Idioms.
00:12:34
<![CDATA[This week we talk about "toeing the line," "pled" versus "pleaded," and animal idioms such as "There's an eel under the rock." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon]]>
Feb 09, 2017
554 GG 'Reticent' or 'Reluctant.' Which' or 'That.'
00:10:29
<![CDATA[This week we talk about the difference between "reluctant" and "reticent" and when to use "which" or "that." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon]]>
Feb 02, 2017
553 GG Not Only, But Also. Leave in the Lurch. Month Names.
00:12:40
<![CDATA[This week we talk about a common error you should avoid when using "not only" with "but also." We examine why we talk about leaving someone "in the lurch." What's a lurch? And finally, we look at the interesting origins of the month names in English. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon]]>
Jan 27, 2017
551 Capital vs Capitol. Citing Podcasts and Websites
00:11:06
<![CDATA[Are people in the capitol or capital this weekend? Also, why do citations even matter and what should you look for in a source? SPONSORS Download the Dunkin' app and enroll in DD Perks with the code PODCAST to get a free Dunkin' beverage. GlassesUSA.com/Grammar with the code grammar55 gets you 55% off. (Some exclusions apply.) UPDATED AP STYLE INTERACTIVE WEB COURSE http://www.ragan.com/Z5AC03-MACMIL FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page (The e-book of "The Grammar Devotional" is just $2.99 right now! AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon]]>
Jan 19, 2017
551 GG. Words of the Year. Writing Tips.
00:15:29
<![CDATA[This week, we discuss the words of the year and four simple ways to write better in the new year. UPDATED AP STYLE INTERACTIVE WEB COURSE http://www.ragan.com/Z5AC03-MACMIL FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon ]]>
Jan 12, 2017
550 GG Enormity or Enormousness? Badminton
00:07:16
<![CDATA[This week we discuss whether there is really a difference between "enormity" and "enormousness" and about how badminton (not badmitten) got its name. UPDATED AP STYLE INTERACTIVE WEB COURSE http://www.ragan.com/Z5AC03-MACMIL FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon ]]>
Jan 05, 2017
549 GG Hone/Home In. Apostrophes.
00:11:48
<![CDATA[A great memory trick to remember the difference between homing and honing (plus a complete aside about spiderwebs). Also, an solution to the mystery of why you sometimes see "farmers market" with and apostrophe and sometimes you see it without an apostrophe. UPDATED AP STYLE INTERACTIVE WEB COURSE http://www.ragan.com/Z5AC03-MACMIL FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon]]>
Dec 29, 2016
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Jan 02, 2005