Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • 582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar Nazi
    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 Faceboo...
  • 581 GG. Riffle and Rifle. Worcestershire Sauce.
    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 so...
  • 580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The...
    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 G...
  • 579 GG Language Games. Jerry-Built. And Female Juniors
    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: ht...
  • 578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology
    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:...


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