Category Archives: parts of speech

  1. Abecedarians, Librarians, and Profane Homophones

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    August 14, 2014 by libroshombre

    We’re lucky that our school district pays attention to its libraries, since that’s where students get grounded in navigating the …
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  2. Bill Bryson, Double-spacing, and Rogue Apostrophes

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    June 19, 2014 by libroshombre

    Bill Bryson is among the best at putting words together informatively, expressively, and amusingly. His books, such as “Life and …
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  3. Grammar Nazis, Word Power, and Shakespeare’s Library

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    May 8, 2014 by libroshombre

    Truly, I’m no grammar nazi. I’ve known real ones – some of my best friends are grammatical storm troopers – …
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  4. Hifalutin Dogberries and Abstract Nouns.

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    April 24, 2014 by libroshombre

    There’s a lot to be said for reading The Economist. Besides in-depth, authoritative reporting, its writers and editors employ richer …
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  5. Verb Day, Cheerleading, and Pogo

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    February 13, 2014 by libroshombre

    I’m a word nerd, so I enjoy David Malki’s erudite Wondermark, a favorite online comic. Malki’s also one of the …
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