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Commonly Confused

Further vs. Farther

They started as the same word, but their meanings have drifted apart over time.


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Further vs. Farther

 

They started as same word, but their meanings have drifted apart over time.

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An Abbreviated History of American English Spelling

 

Soop, wimmen, and headake did not make the cut

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Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

 

You don't have to end all your adverbs in -ly to talk right.

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When Body Parts Are Also Verbs

 

Head, shoulders, metaphors, and toes

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Some Odd Words with ISMO: "Junk in the Trunk"

 

Comedian ISMO on what separates a boot from a trunk

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How to Read a French Menu

 

How to 'amuse-bouche' without begging pardon for your French

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The History of 'Cynic'

 

How an ancient philosophical movement devoted to the pursuit of virtue came to describe eye-rolling criticism.