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SUS-pect and sus-PECT. IN-valid and in-VALID. English is filled with words that are spelled the same but sound different. We dug in and ..read more
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We rock. You rock. They rock. Understanding point of view in fiction. "Tinderella," "phubbing," and more words at the intersection of ..read more
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Some words get their names from people, and when they do, the stories are usually fascinating. LINKS AND SPONSORS | Magoosh: http:// ..read more
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One of the most common questions I get is how to make a word like "Kansas" possessive. There isn't a right or wrong answer, but I can help ..read more
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It's not your fault apostrophes are confusing. We have help. Also, I called someone a "cipher," and my husband didn't know what that meant ..read more
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When you mishear song lyrics, the resulting (often funny) error is called a mondegreen. We have the story about why and the run-down on ..read more
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It's time to take off, and we have 10 words to describe it. Also, we dig in to an interesting mystery: Why some people call green peppers " ..read more
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I talked with Cecelia Watson, author of the new book "Semicolon" about how grammar writers in the 1800s became fabulously wealthy, ..read more
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A listener asked why we call some kinds of alcohol hard drinks and spirits, so we found the answer! Also, I'll help you remember the ..read more
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Gretchen McCulloch studies how people use language on the internet, and today we talked about her new book, "Because Internet." I bet you' ..read more

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