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March, 2013


March 25, 2013  12:13 PM

There’s a word for it: The spiteful behavior of objects

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, obsolete terms, obsolete word of the day, Oxford English Dictionary

Which is correct? My computer kept rebooting, Siri kept mocking me, and the printer was emitting nothing but a low mechanical drone and the occasional beep. It seemed that all the devices in my study had...

March 19, 2013  12:33 PM

Is that your queue to leave or your cue to leave?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common misspellings, ESL, Google poll, meanings of common expressions

Which is correct? When the wedding DJ puts on Macarena, that's my ______________. a. queue to leave b. que to leave c. cue to leave

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March 18, 2013  8:20 PM

What does “welp” mean — and why do we say it?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct? My mom signed up for WordPress... ___, I guess blogging is officially over. a. Welp b. Wellp c. Whelp Continued...

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March 13, 2013  1:20 PM

Do you turn your nose up or down?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misused expressions, malaphors, meanings of common expressions, metaphors

Which is correct? According to some analysts, the main reason people turned their noses ___ at the Zune media player was that Microsoft just isn't considered cool. a. up b. down

March 4, 2013  2:01 PM

Is that a bonified labtop? Big surprises on the grammar blog

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
common grammar errors, common misspellings, Surprises

I have had quite a few surprises since I started writing this blog, back in 2008. Some posts were inspired by surprising facts and others by surprising use. In fact, had I just gone into search and looked for posts with the word “shocked” in them, I might have put this list together more...


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