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Five Activities to Improve Your Happiness

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word salad

Merriam Webster’s official definition: a string of empty, incoherent, unintelligible, or nonsensical words or comment. Addendum to definition: A speech given by President Donald J. Trump.    

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Expletive! Expletive! Do Not Delete!

  Bet you thought that an expletive was just a profane word! Well, it became better-known as such a few decades ago, during the Watergate scandal. President Richard M. Nixon’s audiotape recordings included a lot of profanity, which had to … Continue reading

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Wrestling with “off of” and “off”

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Wrestling with “off of” and “off”

Recently, I was asked about the validity of using the prepositional phrase off of. How viable is it for use in standard English. Is it distasteful and should be avoided? Well, generally speaking, prepositions that are superfluous to the meaning … Continue reading

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How Should I Talk to the Babies?

  Babies are a popular source of conversation in my life these days. My daughter is getting ready to have one in a few months, my nieces and nephew had one recently, several of my colleagues are new parents and … Continue reading

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A Tool for Those Who Edit

Whether you’re doing a quality control check of your own work or you’re an editor of another person’s good work, this checklist is a thorough tool. You may not need to address all the items, but whatever you need is … Continue reading

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